Man claimed six large cannabis plants worth thousands of pounds were ‘for his own personal use’

A man was arrested after police discovered cannabis plants during a raid in Wentworth. The offender

A man was arrested after police discovered cannabis plants during a raid in Wentworth. The offender was interviewed on site. Picture: POLICING EAST CAMBS/FACEBOOK. - Credit: Archant

A man who claimed six large cannabis plants worth thousands of pounds were “for his own personal use” has been fined for growing the class B drug at a house in Wentworth.

A man was arrested after police discovered cannabis plants during a raid in Wentworth. The offender

A man was arrested after police discovered cannabis plants during a raid in Wentworth. The offender was interviewed on site. Picture: POLICING EAST CAMBS/FACEBOOK. - Credit: Archant

The 24-year-old was voluntarily interviewed when Rural Crime Action Team officers carried out a warrant in Church Road on Thursday morning (July 25).

"Approximately six large cannabis plants were discovered with a potential street value of between £1,680 and £5,040" said a police spokesman.

A man was arrested after police discovered cannabis plants during a raid in Wentworth. The offender

A man was arrested after police discovered cannabis plants during a raid in Wentworth. The offender was interviewed on site. Picture: POLICING EAST CAMBS/FACEBOOK. - Credit: Archant

"A 24-year-old man from Wentworth was voluntarily interviewed at the scene. He claimed the cannabis was his and that it was for his own personal use.

"He was handed a conditional caution for producing a class B drug - with conditions to pay a fine and that the cannabis and growing equipment be forfeited and destroyed."

A man was arrested after police discovered cannabis plants during a raid in Wentworth. The offender

A man was arrested after police discovered cannabis plants during a raid in Wentworth. The offender was interviewed on site. Picture: POLICING EAST CAMBS/FACEBOOK. - Credit: Archant

The warrant was carried out as part of Operation Zellwood, which focuses on removing drugs from Fenland and Cambridgeshire.