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New Derby mum sold cannabis grown by her partner

A Spondon man has admitted growing cannabis plants while his partner has confessed to selling the drug.

Mark Gunn pleaded guilty to production of the class B drug while Paige Allen-Tomlinson admitted to supplying it.

The short hearing at Derby Crown Court was told how Allen-Tomlinson, 30, was arrested on April 16 last year.

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On her mobile phone was evidence she had been supplying cannabis grown by Gunn to what was called “a small number of people”.

Sarah Allen, prosecuting, said there were also messages recovered indicating she had been buying the drug.

Almas Ben-Aribia, for 28-year-old Gunn, said her client admits that he had grown 28 plants.

Both she and Laura Hocknell, for Allen-Tomlinson, successfully applied for pre-sentence reports with Miss Hocknell telling the court her client has a six-month-old child.

Both defendants have previous convictions but not for similar matters, the hearing was told.

Handing bail to the pair, of Edale Drive, Recorder David Richards said: “The pre-sentence reports will look at all options and just because I am giving you bail that is no indication of what the sentence will be.

“You have pleaded guilty to one offence each and both are serious.”

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