Police uncover cannabis

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POLICE arrested a man after smelling cannabis coming from his flat.

Officers were called to Lawson Road, Fratton, for an unrelated breach of the peace.

But when they arrived they could smell the drug.

They knocked on Leon Yates’ door and when he opened it the smell was even stronger.

The officers found seven cannabis plants in his bedroom.

Unemployed Yates, 26, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the production of the class B drug when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

After his arrest Yates told the police he had a £40 a day cannabis habit so grew the plants to save money.

The magistrates fined him £100 and told him to pay £65 in costs. The money will be taken out of the benefits he gets.