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St George’s man admits growing cannabis

Cannabis plant

Court reports were ordered on a St George’s man who this morning admitted growing cannabis in his shed.

Joshua Wilson, 33, pleaded guilty in Magistrates’ Court to charges of cultivating five cannabis plants, which were seized on April 1.

Prosecutor Alan Richards told the court that police conducted a search of a Wellington Street property early that morning.

During the search, Wilson directed officers to a nearby shed, where he admitted he had been growing the plants for his own personal use.

Addressing the court, he said: “I’m sorry for what I have done. It will never happen again.

“I messed up, but it was for my personal use. I was trying to save money.”

While Wilson said he would accept a fine for the offence, magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo noted his clean record and ordered both a Social Inquiry Report and a drug assessment be carried out prior to sentencing.

Wilson was released on $3,000 bail, and is expected to return to court next month.

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