Man grew cannabis from seeds he found

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A man who planted two seeds he found in a bag of cannabis was forced to pay out more than £400 in fines and costs.

James Godley, 31, of Egmanton Road, Meden Vale, appeared before Mansfield Magistrates’ Court and admitted producing the class B drug.

He told police that he had been surprised that the seeds had even grown, but had been intending to smoke them himself.

The police had gone to visit Godley over a dispute with his former partner and found the plants at the back of his home.

The court was told how Godley had been a cannabis user but had since quit the drug.

He was fined £120 and made to pay £285 in costs.