Man pleads guilty to producing cannabis in cellar

A MAN found with cannabis plants in his cellar has been told he will work in the community as his punishment.

Quentin Thomson, of Rochdale Road, Todmorden, was searched by police on May 7 this year.

Officers found a block of a brown substance that Thomson, 39, said was cannabis.

They searched his home and found nine cannabis plants in various stages of growth.

Thomson told Calderdale Magistrates’ Court the plants were for personal use only and he had given up on them.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a controlled drug of class B and production of a controlled drug of class B.

Magistrates handed him a community order including 120 hours of unpaid work and £85 costs.