Llanfyllin man fined for growing cannabis

A Llanfyllin man was fined for growing cannabis in his home.

Ian Parkes, 38, pleaded guilty to producing eight Class B controlled drug plants when he appeared in Welshpool Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, June 8th.

The court heard that with a warrant to search the address on November 29 last year, police found a facility that involved drying cannabis on a table and drying 98 grams from the ceiling.

Parkes told officials that he grew cannabis for personal use and admitted it was illegal.

Prosecutor Helen Tench added that eight plants had already been harvested.

Robert Hanratty, who defended himself, said Parkes was “very polite and cooperated with the police” and described the eight plant facility as a “small operation” for his own use. He added that Parkes, who cares for his disabled father, had “a lot on his plate” at the time.

The judges fined Brook Street Parkes £ 80 and sentenced him to pay a sacrifice of £ 34 and a cost of £ 85. The court also ordered the decay and destruction of the cannabis cultivation equipment.

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