Cannabis plants found in Mansfield Woodhouse house, crown court told

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A woman who was caught growing 10 cannabis plants at a house in Mansfield Woodhouse has been given a suspended prison sentence.

A judge told Lucy Killawee, (32): “I accept you did not set it up, but you carried it on.”

Nottingham Crown Court heard she was currently pregnant.

Police raided the house in Mainbright Road on 14th December and found a relatively sophisticated growing system in one of the rooms, said Andrew Tanser, prosecuting.

The estimated yield was over half a kilo. Killawee, who acted as a ‘gardener,’ hoped that a £1,500 debt would be written off and she would receive £1,000 towards other debts.

She had been on her own for about six weeks after splitting with her partner. Some one else had installed the plants in the first place.

She had a cannabis habit but was cutting back at the time.

Her barrister Sarah Munro said: “When the partnership broke up she stupidly carried on.”

Killaweee, now of The Shires, Forest Town, pleaded guilty to cannabis production. The sentence was four months suspended for two yeas.