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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Cumbria police found 39 cannabis plants in 'erratic' driver's car

A man stopped for driving erratically on the M6 in Cumbria was found to have 39 cannabis plants in his car, a court heard.

Reformed heroin addict James Downie, 42, of Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, had grown the plants at his home in Scotland but was taking them to a friend in Milton Keynes after deciding he didn’t want them any more.

At Carlisle Crown Court Downie, who was arrested on the motorway near Shap on July 22 last year, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Crown Court to producing the cannabis - seven fully grown plants, 19 seedlings and 13 cuttings – and to illegally possessing the class B drug.

Defence barrister Alison Whalley said that Downie – a recovering heroin addict – had been using cannabis for pain relief after developing ulcers on his legs.

Downie, who had 88 previous convictions, was put under probation supervision for two years and ordered to obey a curfew.

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