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Lakenheath man denied option to change guilty plea

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  • by Bury Free Press reporter
 

A Lakenheath man has failed in his attempt to reverse his guilty plea for the production of an illegal drug.

A Lakenheath man has failed in his attempt to reverse his guilty plea for the production of an illegal drug.

Keith Jones, 56, of Barr Drive, at Ipswich Crown Court on Wednesday.

During submissions to the court, Jones cast doubt on the legality of the legislation under which he had been prosecuted.

After hearing from the Crown Prosecution Service, Judge Peter Jacobs ruled that Jones’ original plea could not be changed.

Jones had admitted production of a class B drug, cannabis, on July 17 last year in contravention of the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act.

He was arrested and charged after police discovered more than 400 cannabis plants under cultivation at his home.

Judge Jacobs told Jones that he would have to return to court on Monday May 12 to be sentenced and that all options, including a prison sentence, would remain open until then.

Jones has been granted bail until his next court appearance.

 
 
 

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