A Cooks Gap man charged with growing cannabis at his property visible from the road, was sentenced in the last sitting of Gulgong Local Court.
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Norman Ortlepp, aged 56, of Jindalee Road, Cooks Gap, was given a nine-month suspended jail sentence for cultivating cannabis.
On March 7, police were driving past Ortlepp’s property when they saw the plants growing. Police seized 122 plants of varying size, up to 2-3m tall. He admitted to growing them for personal use but never sold the drug.
Two men were fined for drug offences after police executed a search warrant on their Rouse Street residence on March 21.
Gregory John Davis, aged 56, was fined a total of $1400 for two counts of possession of prohibited drugs. Michael David Coulter, aged 55, was fined $400 for possession of drug administering equipment.
Police searched the Gulgong house and found three cannabis plants, which Davis said he “found” and a total of 15g of cannabis seed and a bong, which Coulter said “that’s mine”.
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