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Blackburn cannabis user tampered with electric meter
3:30pm Friday 6th July 2012 in News
AN electricity supply company suspected a cannabis farm and called in the police after discovering a bypassed meter.
Blackburn magistrates heard officers who attended the house in Selborne Street found only a £10 bag of the drug and Neil Robinson admitted tampering with the electricity supply for purely financial reasons.
Robinson, 28, of Selborne Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis and abstracting electricity without authority.
He was fined £220 with £100 costs.
Parveen Akhtar, prosecuting, said 14,800 units of electricity had been extracted dishonestly Andrew Church-Taylor, defending, said as a result of the incident Robinson was going to lose his tenancy.