Raid uncovers home-grown pot

PUBLISHED: 16:20 31 May 2007 | UPDATED: 12:32 04 May 2010

POLICE carried out a drugs raid on a Soham woman s home and found half a dozen cannabis plants growing on a window sill. Dulcie Green and other people in the West Drive Gardens property were searched, and she was found in possession of some already harves

POLICE carried out a drugs raid on a Soham woman's home and found half a dozen cannabis plants growing on a window sill.

Dulcie Green and other people in the West Drive Gardens property were searched, and she was found in possession of some already harvested cannabis.

"There were six plants in one-inch pots, no more than two-inches high," solicitor Jacqui Baldwin explained to Ely magistrates on Thursday.

"There was no special lighting, this was not a growing factory, and the drug was for her personal use."

Green, 42, admitted cultivating six plants and possessing 2.68 grams of cannabis on April 19.

When police carried out the drugs search, the plants were growing on a hallway window sill, said Angela Sassoli, prosecuting. A clear bag of herbal substances containing cannabis female flower tops was found in a handbag, and a small amount of drug was found on the living room table.

When interviewed, Green said the cannabis plants were solely for her own use, and she had no intention of selling them.

Miss Baldwin said Green had planted the cannabis, and planned to use the drug when it reached maturity.

Green received income support, and was not fit to carry out community service. She has two daughters, aged 15 and 20, she added.

Sentencing was adjourned until June 14 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared, and she was given unconditional bail.

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