A WORKINGTON man has admitted producing and supplying cannabis.

During a brief hearing at Carlisle Crown Court, Andrew Carney, 43, entered guilty pleas to three offences relating to the class B drug.

In court, the charges were outlined as follows: 

  • On January 13, 2020, the defendant possessed cannabis with intent to supply.
  • On the same day, the defendant produced the class B drug.
  • And between May 20, 2019, and January 21, 2020, the defendant supplied cannabis to another.

From the dock of the court, the defendant, of Fisher Street, Workington, entered guilty pleas to all three allegations.

The defendant’s defence lawyer Sean Harkin told Recorder Paul Hodgkinson that the defendant should have the benefit of pre-sentence reports.

The Recorder agreed and adjourned sentencing in the case until June 17, granting Carney unconditional bail until that day.

The judge told the defendant: “You have pleaded guilty to serious offences.”

Urging Carney to cooperate with the preparation of a background report by the Probation Service, the judge added: “It may go in your favour.”

Carney thanked the judge as he left the dock of the court.

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