A MAN has appeared in court after police found cannabis in a bag on his couch.
Richard Moxon, of Tichbourne Street in Batley, admitted producing two cannabis plants at his home.
The class B drugs were found by police on November 18, Kirklees magistrates were told.
Prosecutor Alex Bozman said that on that date police executed a search warrant at the 43-year-old’s home.
When they entered they noticed a smell of cannabis and a bag containing green vegetable matter on the couch.
Moxon was arrested and admitted that he had grown two cannabis plants.
He said that the plants had produced 70 grams of cannabis which would cost £500 to buy.
Bob Carr, mitigating, said that the drugs were for his client’s own personal use.
He said: “He’s a habitual user of cannabis.
“Rather than go out into nightclubs and trying to buy cannabis from people on the streets, he decided to grow the cannabis himself.”
Magistrates fined Moxon £110 and told him to pay £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge.
They made a forfeiture and destruction order for the cannabis.