A man has admitted illegally producing cannabis – but a judge will have to hear evidence and rule on the exact extent of his wrongdoing before passing sentence.
David Allen, 67, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today over a video link from custody.
Allen pleaded guilty to producing the class B drug.
The charge states that the offence occurred between September 1 2015, and July 22 last year.
His guilty plea was entered on a formal basis which was summarised during the hearing: that the production was “limited”; was for his own use for self-medication and pain relief; and only began, through experimentation, in September 2018.
But the court heard that this formal basis was not accepted by the prosecution.
As a result, evidence will need to be heard on a future date in front of a judge who will make a definitive ruling on the level of Allen’s offending before announcing his punishment.
The case was adjourned to a future date, a probation service pre-sentence report was ordered.
In the meantime Allen, of Orchard House, Calthwaite, was remanded in custody by the judge, Recorder Philip Grundy.