A LOWER River man, who police caught growing cannabis plants in a cupboard, has been placed on a good behaviour bond for a year.
Peter Anthony Jack, 48, was sentenced in a Grafton Local Court yesterday after police located 19 small cannabis plants in the cupboard of a rear bedroom at a house at Wooloweyah.
Jack pleaded guilty to one charge of cultivating a prohibited plant after police raided the Wooloweyah residence in January last year. A police statement of facts said officers also found 12 cannabis plants growing in pots at the back of the home.
His defence counsel said Jack knew nothing about the plants found below the verandah and that the set up in the cupboard was not a hydroponic system. The court heard the plants were for Jack's personal use and that there was 'no hint' of supply.