Man jailed after he was 'too honest for his own good'

Man jailed after he was 'too honest for his own good'
Published: 2014 August 07 09:53:57 (10375 Views)
36-year-old Leon Kerry, a cannabis grower has been jailed when he was 'too honest for his own good' in telling a judge that he enjoyed smoking the drug too much to give it up.

He was sentenced to 15 months after admitting producing the class B drug following a police raid at a garage he rented in Ipswich.

Four plants were seized from the garage and another 15 were found at his home nearby.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Kerry told his probation officer: "To be honest, I can't see me giving up. I don't need it. I like it."

His defence lawyer Neil Saunders said: "It's a hugely honest report by Mr Kerry in his responses to the questions given. If anything they were too honest for his own good.

"He obviously has been using cannabis for some time."



Mr Saunders added: "The difficulty is that until such time as his attitudes change - and that will require some time - he's going to continue to smoke cannabis.

Sentencing Kerry, Recorder Ian Evans told him: "You are clearly committed to a life on cannabis and its production.

"That's reflected in your views expressed to the probation officer who described your rigid thinking still - and she believes your attitudes are born out of stubbornness and a reaction to your arrest.

"She believes your risks of re-offending are much higher than any statistical model projects."

The garage used by Kerry was rented to him by Natasha Gray, 30, also from Ipswich.

She admitted an offence of being concerned in the production of cannabis.

Mr Evans accepted the part-time waitress had just turned a "blind eye" to what Kerry had been doing in her garage and gave her a 12-month conditional discharge.



Source - Mirror

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