Threw cannabis from window

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A MAN threw a bag containing over £500 worth of cannabis out of his bathroom window when police raided his Bulwell home.

Kieron Edwards (30), of Town Crescent, later admitted the drugs were his and said he was using cannabis as a painkiller, although it was not very effective.

He admitted possession of cannabis and a small amount of amphetamine found at the house.

He said a further amount of cannabis discovered in the sitting room belonged to other men present there on February 20 last year, Nottingham Crown Court heard.

Edwards was bailed and in May this year was stopped and searched in the street at 2a.m. He had a knuckleduster in his jacket pocket.

He admitted having an offensive weapon and said it was for his protection. There had been three attacks on him and his family, it was said in mitigation. On one occasion a gun had been produced.

The court heard in the past he had been given a suspended prison sentence for possession of cannabis with intent to supply it. But he had been out of trouble for some years now.

Judge Tony Mitchell sentenced him to 10 months prison suspended for two years, with probation supervision and 180 hours unpaid work to do.