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Builder with 12,500 joints cleared of supplying

PUBLISHED: 16:36 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 11:16 12 August 2010

POLICE said they are absolutely stunned after a man with over £9,000 worth of cannabis was cleared of drug dealing. Builder Roy Pickett, 20, of Berrys Hill, Westerham, had 3.24kg of resin cannabis and £8,500 cash in his wardrobe when police busted his

POLICE said they are "absolutely stunned" after a man with over £9,000 worth of cannabis was cleared of drug dealing.

Builder Roy Pickett, 20, of Berrys Hill, Westerham, had 3.24kg of resin cannabis and £8,500 cash in his wardrobe when police busted his house in September last year.

Last Friday, the jury at Croydon Crown Court, believed Mr Pickett's defence that the drugs, which could make 12,402 cannabis joints, were for his own consumption and cleared him of possession of cannabis with intent to supply.

He also claimed that the cash was his life savings.

If Mr Pickett had smoked one cannabis joint per day, it would take 33 years for him to get through his stash.

Detective Sergeant Gary Gornell of Bromley Police's CID task Force said: "I'm stunned.


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