A MAN who grew cannabis in his own wardrobe to feed his daily habit has escaped a prison sentence.

Warrington Magistrates Court heard on Thursday how Christoper Newton-Jordan, aged 22, of Redshank Lane, Birchwood cultivated the cannabis after researching how to do it on the internet. His property was searched by police in December and seven plants were recovered.

The court heard that Newton-Jordan started the ‘small scale operation’ because the defendant did not trust the quality of weed bought from dealers.

It was for his own personal use and he had not been dealing.

Newton-Jordan pleaded guilty to the cultivation of cannabis and court was adjourned until February 16 so the extent of his drug use could be assessed.