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Cannabis grown in Blackburn girl’s bedroom
7:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
POLICE found a cannabis production unit in a bedroom used by a three-year-old girl.
Blackburn magistrates heard the discovery came after police stopped a car and found one of the occupants had 20 wraps of cannabis in his possession.
Shaun Donnelly, 29, of Maricourt Avenue, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis.
He was made subject to community supervision for 12 months and ordered to pay £85 costs.
Peter James Donnelly, 32, of the same address, pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis with intent to supply. He was committed on bail to Preston Crown Court for sentence.
Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said the individual wraps were found in Peter Donnelly’s jacket And the defendant admitted buying £180 worth which he split down and would then sell for a profit.
Sean Donnelly admitted growing a few plants and he had smoked the yield of six or seven ounces.
“The cannabis growing unit was actually in a bedroom where a three year old girl was sleeping,” said Miss Allan.
Liz Parker, defending, said both men accepted their guilt but Peter denied supplying customers for profit.
“He was simply supplying to his friends on a non-profit basis,” said Mrs Parker.