Nelson cannabis-grower caught by police looking for another man

The defendant let the police, who were looking for another man, into the house.
The defendant let the police, who were looking for another man, into the house.
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A cannabis-grower used electricity to the tune of £100 after his meter was by-passed, a court heard.


Burnley magistrates were told how police were at Zoromskis Gedas' home looking for a different man, with the defendant having let them in. When they looked around, they saw some cannabis plants.

Gedas was given a fixed penalty notice for the cannabis, but not the electricity offence. Mrs Alex Mann, prosecuting, said: "The defendant said he didn't know the meter had been by-passed."

The defendant, of Pine Street in Nelson, admitted abstracting electricity on January 13th. He was given a 12-month conditional discharge and must pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.