Rabbits ate woman's cannabis crop, court hears
A WOMAN caught with large stashes of drugs grew cannabis in Roxton Woods – but lost her first crop when it was eaten by rabbits, a court heard.
Rachael Bowen, 35, of Larch Close, Immingham, admitted possessing cannabis with intent to supply on February 17.
Simon Hirst, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that police searched Bowen’s then home in Ashby House, Immingham, and found cannabis with a total weight of 470.61g, with an estimated potential street value of £1,920. It included cannabis weighing 198g wrapped in newspaper in the kitchen, more weighing 3.55g in a drawer, a nine-bar stash weighing 254g and a small piece weighing 8.22g.
There were also digital scales and grinders, as well as £405 cash. She admitted supplying the drug to friends to fund her own use.
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Bowen later told police she had been growing cannabis in Roxton Woods but that her crop was eaten by rabbits.
Richard Hackfath, mitigating, said Bowen had been making good progress this year and was going to college, studying for an NVQ. She had been doing unpaid work at a charity shop.
Bowen was given a nine-month suspended prison sentence, 100 hours’ unpaid work and a 16-week 7.30pm to 6am curfew.