Man grew drugs in bedroom ‘to cope with alcoholism’


A DRUG user converted a bedroom in his house into a cannabis factory to feed his own habit. Plasterer Matthew Edden grew 27 plants in a bedroom at Plymouth Avenue, Brighton, with an estimated value of £7,500. He started smoking cannabis to beat his alcoholism, Lewes Crown Court heard. The 49-year-old, who has 18 previous convictions for 37 offences, was given a 14-week suspended prison sentence and told to complete unpaid work.

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