A father and son who decided to grow cannabis at their Wigan home for their own use to save paying drug dealers have both been fined.
Mark and Martin McAleavy admitted growing two cannabis plants at a time in a mini hydroponic system in a bedroom wardrobe over a two-year period.
Harry Pepper, prosecuting, told Liverpool Crown Court that police raided their home in Mesnes Avenue, Worsley Mesnes, on June 6 last year.In a wardrobe they found two cannabis plants along with a hydroponic system and they admitted they had been growing two plants every nine months.
In the loft, officers discovered discarded cannabis leaves and stalks and it was initially believed these had a value of £17,000 but further examination discovered they had no value.
Mark McAleavy, 47, who has a previous conviction for possessing drugs, and his 21-year-old son both pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis.
They were each fined £100 and ordered to pay £60 costs at £10 a week or face a week in prison.