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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Woman grew cannabis plants in her home near Brampton

A 47-year-old woman grew 18 cannabis plants in her own home, a court heard.

Amanda Jayne Cartner admitted cultivating the plants at her house in Heads Nook, near Brampton.

Police discovered the plants when they called at the property on December 6 and noticed a strong smell of cannabis.

Diane Jackson, prosecuting at Carlisle Magistrates’ Court, said Cartner had started growing the plant herself because she was “fed up” with the rubbish she was getting from her dealers.

Cartner had told police that she smoked six to eight joints a day to cope with depression and had been smoking for about 20 years, but had not intended to supply the drug to anyone else, the court heard.

District Judge Gerald Chalk sentenced Cartner to a 12-month community order with supervision and gave her a six-week curfew in force between 10pm and 6am.

She was also ordered to pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £60.

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