A MAN who admitted growing cannabis in ‘an act of desperation’ had his case adjourned at Kilkenny court.
Marek Janny, 128 Station House, McDonagh Junction admitted cultivation of cannabis plants at 58 Oakhill, Castlecomer on September 30.
Inspector Joe Carton told the court that gardai seized €8,400 worth of plants and seedlings in what he described as ‘an elaborate set up’
Solicitor Conor Bass said that his client had made a full admission and a medical report was handed into the court.
“It was an act of desperation. He had melanoma and his life assurance policy was cancelled,” Mr Bass said. “He started growing the plants and the operation was nipped in the bud,” Mr Bass added.
The court heard that the 41-year-old is ‘highly regarded’ in his work and supports his son back home. “He is in a new relationship and his partner has moved back to Poland. He leads a quiet life and he doesnt drink a lot or take drugs,” he added. Judge David Anderson adjourned the case for probation and medical reports to January 13.