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Police uncover $11K worth of illicit edibles in bedroom closet

Jul 22, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Police were responding to an unrelated call when they were let into the home by the man’s girlfriend.

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Police responding to an unrelated call located 945 cannabis edibles hidden in a man’s closet in the U.K.

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Police estimate the edibles to be worth about £7,087 (just under $10,000).

The man had reportedly come into possession of the haul after another individual had been unsuccessful in trying to sell the goods.

“There was the expectation of significant financial gain,” the court heard. The man, who is currently on a community order after a previous non-drug-related matter, was handed a nine-month suspended sentence and ordered to complete a 36-day rehabilitation program.

“You had better stay out of trouble,” the judge reportedly told the court. “If you have anything more to do with drugs, you will go straight inside. If you deal drugs, you are going to go to prison for three years.”

Recreational cannabis remains illegal in the U.K., with the maximum penalty for cultivating the Class B drug being as long as 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine or both.

Earlier this month, the U.K. government proposed new drug laws that would lead to harsher penalties for recreational drug consumers, including having their passports and driver’s licences seized.

In addition to having personal documents seized, offenders could also be barred from a specific location, such as a nightclub, and be given a drug tag to monitor their usage, the U.K. government has announced.

The proposals are open to public consultation until October.

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