Tenby pensioners admit growing cannabis plants
4:00pm Saturday 16th February 2013 in News
Two pensioners have admitted cultivating cannabis plants.
Helen Askey and Ivan Thomas, both aged 70, appeared before Judge Paul Thomas at Swansea crown court for a plea and case management hearing.
They admitted growing cannabis plants between January 1st, 2011, and July 21st, 2012.
The couple, of Church Lane, Reynalton, near Tenby, will be sentenced on March 1st and were granted bail meanwhile.
Chris James, the barrister representing Askey, said the drugs were for the couple’s own use and they had not supplied others.
Judge Paul Thomas said he noted that large quantities of cash had also been discovered.
Creighton Harvey, prosecuting, said a separate police investigation was underway in relation to the money.
Judge Thomas agreed to bail them until a probation officer had prepared reports into their backgrounds.
But he warned them that a prison sentence might be the eventual outcome.