Bury St Edmunds man found with ‘bulk load’ of cannabis

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A man found with more than 30 grams of cannabis had bought in bulk for personal use, a court has heard.

Vaughan Walsh pleaded guilty to possessing 30.64 grams of the Class B drug at Bury St Edmunds Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Lesla Small, prosecuting, said at 7.30pm on April 17 police stopped Walsh’s vehicle and, after finding a small amount of cannabis, carried out a search of his home and his father’s, where he also had a room.

They discovered a large plastic bag of cannabis, with a street value of around £306, at his father’s property, said Miss Small.

In mitigation, Nick Jennaway said Walsh, who is in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, had a ‘bulk load’ of cannabis, which included flower heads, but it was for personal use.

Walsh, 26, of Abbots Gate, Bury, was conditionally discharged for one year and will pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

The forfeiture and destruction of the drugs was ordered.