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Saltney man claims he grew cannabis to help his insomnia

A MAN who grew 28 cannabis plants at his home told magistrates they were to help him with his insomnia.

Richard Cubitt, 43, was charged after police searched him home at Moss Grove in Saltney and found the plants growing in two areas – one inside a tent with a lighting system.

The prosecution claimed the plants had a potential yield valued at £4,000 and claim the class B drug was being grown for supply.

But Cubitt said it was all for his own use.

Flintshire Magistrates Court at Mold was told it would make a significant difference to sentence.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said police went to the defendant’s address and found cannabis was being grown.

Officers found a tent with a lamp and a cultivation system inside, the court heard.

Mr Espie said it was the prosecution’s case that the 28 plants would have a potential yield valued at £4,000, which meant it was commercial supply and should be dealt with at the Crown Court.

Lloyd Morgan, defending, said it was the defence case that the cannabis was for Cubitt’s own personal use and was to help his insomnia.

The case was adjourned until January.