Mandurah: Man with medical issues fined for hydroponic cannabis set-up

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A MAN caught with a hydroponic cannabis set-up was told he would have to “manage his pain another way” when he appeared in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday .

Mark Wayne Anderson pleaded guilty to cultivating cannabis, possessing cannabis and possessing a flick lock knife.

Police prosecutor Constable Sean Discombe said a hydroponic setup with 14 cannabis plants was found in Anderson’s shed and bathroom during a search warrant on his Stake Hill property on May 25, 2017.

Police also found 443g of cannabis leaf in a bag as well as a flick lock knife which was ordered for destruction.

The defence lawyer said Anderson had medical issues.

Magistrate Longden said there was a “significant amount” of drugs found.

“He has no history of this kind of offending,” she said.

Magistrate Longden fined him $1200.

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