Routine call led to cannabis find

A MAN who answered an innocent knock on the door by police at his home in Hucknall ended up being arrested on cannabis charges.

Officers visited the St Andrews Close block of flats, off George Street, on Sunday December 19 last year, a court heard.

They wanted to speak to another resident. They rang the doorbell of Tony Aslam (33), who helpfully let them in.

But onice inside, the officers could smell cannabis, Nottingham Crown Court was told.

Aslam admitted to smoking the drug, and a search uncovered an ounce of cannabis, which he said he was planning to supply to friends.

He was arrested and charged with possession of cannabis and possession with intent to supply.

In court, Aslam pleaded guilty to all charges.

He was given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, as well as an 18-month supervision order.

Aslam must also complete 200 hours of community service and stick by a four-month curfew.