Cannabis seized by East Cambs Police from man in Fordham

PUBLISHED: 10:16 11 January 2016 | UPDATED: 10:16 11 January 2016

Cannabis seized from a man in Market Street, Fordham on Saturday.

Cannabis seized from a man in Market Street, Fordham on Saturday.

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Cannabis was seized from a man in Market Street, Fordham on Saturday.

A police spokesman said: “Despite any confusion that might exist around this substance, cannabis is an illegal Class B drug and possession is a criminal offence.

“The maximum penalty for possession of cannabis, when tried at Magistrates Court is three months imprisonment and/or a £5,000 fine.”

The spokesman added: “Production, supply or possession with intent to supply cannabis can be sentenced up to 14 years at Crown Court, with a risk of financially debilitating ‘Proceeds of Crime Act’ civil penalties to follow.

“Despite its reputation for being a ‘soft’ drug cannabis has a well documented relationship with both physical and mental health problems - including psychosis and lung cancer.”

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