A Person who grew hashish at house claimed it was for personal use to reduce lingering ache from really serious accidents experienced in a highway incident in 2009.
It follows the police recovery of 32 hashish vegetation from Christopher Leighton’s Newton Aycliffe house, on March 3, past yr.
The defendant, 48, admitted cannabis generation when he appeared ahead of the town’s magistrates, who sent the case to the crown court.
His basis of plea, that the whole grow was for private use, was not acknowledged by the prosecution at Durham Crown Court docket, in February.
It was adjourned for a Newton hearing, or trial of difficulty.
Owing to constraints for hearings amid the Covid-19 disaster, it was not able to choose place.
But Judge James Adkin explained to defence counsel Simon Perkins that in his look at the amount of hashish associated would fill a bin sack and body weight about a single kilogram.
He additional: “It’s not a enormous expand and it’s fairly exceptional that I lock folks up for a to start with-time cannabis improve when they have unequivocally pleaded responsible.”
Decide Adkin questioned Mr Perkins to relay his reviews to the defendant and adjourned the circumstance until June 5.
“If it transpires he no extended would like a Newton-fashion listening to he can be sentenced that working day.”
Decide Adkin additional that the defendant could be sentenced by Skype to his home, in Pudsey Walk, if essential.