Drug User Is Making A Fresh Start

AROUND £1,300 worth of cannabis was found in Andrew Holloway s home on the day he took an overdose. Ambulance and police were called because Holloway was having a fit, and he was restrained and taken to hospital. Holloway had been suffering from skin irri

AROUND £1,300 worth of cannabis was found in Andrew Holloway's home on the day he took an overdose.

Ambulance and police were called because Holloway was having a fit, and he was restrained and taken to hospital.

Holloway had been suffering from skin irritation and blistering, and his home was evacuated. When his home was searched, 244 grams of cannabis was found in a plastic bag, prosecutor Olivia Gooding told Ely magistrates.

Holloway, 37, of Mill Road, Lode, admitted being in possession of the class C drug on February 28.


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"There is no suggestion that the drug was intended for supply to others," added Ms Gooding.

Holloway had taken an overdose as a result of a painful divorce, said solicitor Robert Milsom.

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"Because of the stress of the break up he started to take alcohol, and used cannabis for stress relief.

"He simply had the opportunity to buy this quantity of cannabis, buying in bulk attracts a considerable discount. He was smoking seven joints a day, this cannabis would have lasted him about six months," explained Mr Milsom.

Holloway is now alcohol and drug free, he added, and is about to start a new job. The court ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs, and fined Holloway £200 with £95 costs and a £15 surcharge.

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