A man who grew cannabis in his flat because it was “cheaper than buying it” has been ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work.
Richard Lambert had a “sophisticated hydroponic set-up” in three rooms of his Northampton flat, which had yielded 21 plants by the time it was raided by police.
Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard unemployed Lambert, aged 21, had been told to leave the flat by his landlord and had to moved in with his parents in Ecton. The court was told Lambert did not believe he was addicted to the drug.
He was also ordered to pay £85 costs, and a £60 victim surcharge.