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Jail for man caught growing 15 cannabis plants for 'personal use'

A 32-year-old man from Peterborough who was caught growing cannabis for ‘personal use’ has been jailed.
The 32-year-old man was sentenced to four months in jail for cannabis production and a stalking offence (Picture: Cambridgeshire police)

Police were called out to Eastfield Road on September 17 last year following concerns for a person, but discovered 15 cannabis plants during the call out.

Spyros Georgiou, 32, was arrested on suspicion of producing cannabis, to which he replied: "It’s only 15 plants, are you going to take my medication from me? It’s for personal use."

In interview he explained how he smoked cannabis to keep himself calm. He said that it was an expensive habit therefore he decided to grow his own.

Georgiou, of Eastfield Road, was charged with producing cannabis, which he admitted in court. He was also charged with a separate stalking matter.

On Friday February 19, he appeared at Peterborough Crown Court where he was sentenced to two months in prison for each offence, plus an additional week for failing to appear in court for one of his hearings. All sentences will run back-to-back, taking his total sentence to four months and one week.

DC Gordon Logan said: "Whether this cannabis was for personal use or being sold on for a profit, producing it and possessing it is still illegal which is reflected in Georgiou being handed a prison sentence."

Information about drugs can be found on the force website, along with the option to report information.

Advice about drug misuse and links to support services can also be found on the police website.