Tyrone man grew his own cannabis ‘to avoid interaction with undesirables’

Stock image of cannabis
Stock image of cannabis

An Edendork man grew his own cannabis plants to “avoid interaction with undesirable elements in society”, a court has heard.

A solicitor for James Murray, 31, from Gortin Crescent, told the court that his client used the drug for medical purposes.

Police discovered a number of 2” tall plants in a cultivation tent at his home on December 9.

“He grew them to avoid interaction with undesirable elements,” he told the court.

District Judge John Meehan handed down a one month prison sentence which he suspended for three years in addition to a fine of £100.