Former cannabis farmer caught with small quantity of the drug in Forest Town

A former cannabis farmer was found with a small amount of the drug when Mansfield police searched his home, a court has been told.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 1:14 pm

Police carried out a search warrant at Jake Nelson's Forest Town home on February 24, said prosecutor Becky Allsop.

A small amount of cannabis was found in a kitchen cupboard, which he quickly agreed was for his own personal use, added Ms Allsop.

The court was told that Nelson received a suspended sentence for cannabis production in 2019.

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Jake Nelson admitted possession of cannabis when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates Court on Thursday. Photo used for illustrative purposes.

Morgan Hogarth, in mitigation, said the self-employed fire protection officer lives with his partner and is the main breadwinner.

He co-operated fully with police and entered a guilty plea at the earliest opportunity, he said.

Nelson, 30, of Clipstone Road East, Forest Town, admitted possession of the Class B drug when he appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

He was fined £320 and he was also ordered to pay £85 court costs and a £34 surcharge.

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