Final warning for drug grower

Bradford Crown Court
Bradford Crown Court

A 45-year-old man who was caught growing cannabis plants in his Brighouse home has been given a final warning by a judge.

Bradford Crown Court heard that Jonathan Wilson had previously received cautions for growing the Class B drug. But when officers went to his home in Clara Street last November, they found 19 plants in two separate rooms.

You have two cautions on your record...well this is the final warning you are going to get. - Judge Savill

Prosecutor Paul Nicholson said Wilson resisted the officers who tried to arrest him and eventually he had to be restrained and handcuffed.

Wilson admitted producing the cannabis and resisting the police at a previous hearing. He was sentenced to a six-month community order which was linked to a four-month electronically-monitored home curfew between 7pm and 7am.

Barrister Claire Walsh, for Wilson, said he had spent two nights in HMP Leeds as a result of his offending and that had been his first experience of custody.

“He described that experience as grim and it is not one he wants to repeat,” she added.

Mrs Walsh said Wilson had cut back his drug use significantly and had learned a significant lesson from the proceedings.

Passing sentence on Wilson, Judge Mark Savill said any breach of the order would be reserved to him and he added: “You have two cautions on your record...well this is the final warning you are going to get.”