A MAN has appeared in court after growing drugs in his home.

Police found cannabis stalks during an early morning raid on Kevin Burns’ Dalton flat.

The 33-year-old admitted producing the Class B drug as well as one charge of possession.

He claimed that he had grown the drugs himself after he found it too expensive to buy them.

Kirklees magistrates were told that police went to Burns’ Ridgeway home at just before 2am on August 30.

Paul Ramsay, prosecuting, said that the officers were there to arrest him on suspicion of an unrelated offence.

They found a small plastic bag containing cannabis on top of a kitchen cupboard.

Police also discovered the drug being grown at the flat.

In interview Burns said that he smoked around six spliffs of the drug every day. He said this habit cost him £15 per day.

Burns, who tested positive for cocaine following his arrest, also admitted to being a heroin user.

Magistrates were told that he had 114 offences on his record, including five drug-related offences.

He was last in court earlier this month, when he was given a community order for a shop theft and failing to attend a follow-up drugs assessment.

Magistrates agreed that Burns would have not received a greater punishment had he been dealt with for the drug offences at the same time.

They ordered him to pay £85 costs as well as the destruction of the cannabis.