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Tenant in Possession of Cannabis Blames Landlord

Em Morley - May 15, 2015
Tenant in Possession of Cannabis Blames Landlord

Tenant in Possession of Cannabis Blames Landlord

A tenant who was in possession of drugs had tried to blame the landlord.

Police discovered £2,000 worth of cannabis in the loft of Timothy McComb’s rental home in Leeds in July 2014. Leeds Crown Court was told that the cannabis was in ten bags that had
McComb’s fingerprints on.

A week later, McComb, 37, was arrested at his mother’s house, where he was in possession of a small amount of cannabis.

The Yorkshire Evening Post revealed that McComb told police his landlord had ordered him to keep the cannabis in the loft, threatening him with violence.

McComb was later arrested again on 28th February 2015 at a different property after neighbours saw items being thrown from a tower block.

When officers arrived, McComb was found in possession of a knife and a ball bearing gun. The police had to Taser him, as he could not be restrained. McComb was under the influence of cannabis at the time and has since been in prison on remand.

He pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply, three counts of possessing cannabis, threatening behaviour and criminal damage.

McComb is now in a 12-month community and drug rehabilitation requirement order. Judge James Spencer QC, said: “That will give you the encouragement that you will need if you are going to break this drugs habit.”1

1 http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/cannabis-stash-found-in-loft-of-leeds-flat-1-7254794