Cawarral grandfather Grant William Morris is no stranger to the Rockhampton courts system, nor is he a stranger to the charges of cultivating marijuana.
On Friday he fronted the Rockhampton District Court facing one charge each of producing a dangerous drug, possessing items used in connection to the production of a dangerous drug, and possession of dangerous drugs, to which he pleaded guilty on all counts.
It was accepted by the court that in October 2019, police found at his residence, a “semi-sophisticated” cultivation system hosting cannabis plants, as well as 7g of processed cannabis in his pantry.
In the prosecution’s submissions, they detailed a criminal history with numerous instances of cannabis production at a commercial level, however it was accepted that the instance in question was for personal use.
The prosecutor submitted a recommended head sentence of 12-18 months imprisonment in their submissions.
Morris’s solicitor Doug Winning submitted his client’s poor health, the fact that it had been almost 10 years since his last offending, and the fact that he was the primary caregiver of his 10-year-old grandson whose parents were no longer fit to look after him.