A MAN who planted cannabis seeds to feed what he termed his addiction to the drug has given up all drugs since his arrest last year, a court heard.

Connor Rhys Williams, 27, of Cedar Drive in Summerhill, Wrexham, admitted possessing cannabis in July of last year.

North East Wales Magistrates Court was told there had been a considerable delay in the case while other allegations, now dropped, were being investigated.

Williams was fined £250 with £85 costs and ordered to pay a £30 surcharge.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson said police acting on information conducted a search at Williams' home and some seeds and plant pots were seized.

Williams told officers that he had planted some seeds three days earlier but they had not germinated.

He said he had been a cannabis user for some 15 years and was "addicted".

He also took cocaine but had not used the drug for some time.

Defence solicitor Phillip Lloyd Jones said since the offence of possessing cannabis occurred his client had changed his life completely.

In that time he had an operation and had recovered, he was co-habitating with a young woman and her child.

He had responsibilities and they were living as a family unit.

Williams had made a decision that the use of drugs had to stop.

“I am pleased to say he has not touched any drugs of any description since and he has got himself a job,” Mr Lloyd Jones told the Mold court.