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Stourbridge man who used cannabis to relieve headaches avoids jail
4:14pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Local
A 51-YEAR-OLD Stourbridge man who maintained he kept cannabis in the house to help relieve the pain of his headaches has avoided jail time.
Recorder Mark Wall QC said Trevor Campbell had stressed the controlled drug found in two police raids on his home was for his personal use.
But a jury at Wolverhampton Crown Court convicted him on two charges of being in possession of cannabis with intent to supply to others.
The Recorder said it was accepted Campbell had been troubled at the time by severe headaches and he was using cannabis to try and alleviate the condition.
But, he said, the jury decided - after considering the evidence - that Campbell had sold some of the drugs "on a commercial basis but at a low level”.
And at the time of the second offence he had been the subject of a suspended prison sentence imposed for possessing cannabis with intent to supply.
A jail sentence was inevitable, added the Recorder, but he said Campbell had not been in any further trouble and reports confirmed he had now given up the drug.
Campbell, of Love Lane, was given a nine-month jail term suspended for a year. He was also put on Supervision for a year and ordered to obey a six-month curfew order between the hours of 7pm and 7am.
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