A father of four who set up his own cannabis factory after finding a number of plants has been given a suspended jail term.
Scott McDonald took advantage of the situation to grow a crop for his own use after finding the discarded plants, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard on Tuesday.
Prosecuting solicitor Mrs Sati Ruck said police officers were sent to McDonald’s home, in Windmill Crescent, West Bromwich, and in a bedroom they found 12 plants being cultivated.
Mr Jas Mann, defending, said that McDonald had a long standing addiction to the controlled drug but he now realised the time had come to deal with the problem.
McDonald admitted producing cannabis and was given a 12 month jail term suspended for two years.