Pair admit growing cannabis in Ludlow house by using illegally abstacted electricity (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Pair admit growing cannabis in Ludlow house by using illegally abstracted electricity
TWO men admitted illegally abstracing electriciy to grow over 100 cannabis plants at a house in Ludlow.
William Baldwin, 37, took power from the mains illegally to grow the plants at his home in Potters Close, Ludlow.
At Shrewsbury Crown Court on Monday Baldwin, and Gregory Smith, 39, of no fixed address, both admitted abstracting electricity between January and April last year.
Baldwin also admitted producing a class B drug - cultivating 112 cannabis plants - and Smith admitted producing a class B drug – growing three cannabis plants.
Smith also admitted being in possession of a stun gun.
The court heard that Baldwin had been a user of Class A drugs in the past and was growing the cannabis to pay off a drug debt.
Smith, who was currently living in a camper van, was said to have been growing the cannabis for his own use.
Judge Robin Onions adjourned sentence until February 18 for reports and both defendants were allowed bail.