A 55-year-old man with a crop of cannabis in a concealed roof space of his garage was self-medicating for chronic asthma, a court heard.Twelve plants, potentially worth thousands of pounds, were found growing at Kevin Warren’s home in Bendigo Lane, Colwick, when police executed a search warrant.Just under half-a-kilo of dried cannabis, worth in the region of £6,500, was also found in the garage inside sealed plastic tubs inside the inner rings of car tyres.Scales had traces of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a chemical compound in cannabis, Nottingham Crown Court was told. by Taboola Sponsored Links YOU MAY LIKEMartin Fowler Was Gorgeous In ‘EastEnders’, But What He Looks Like Today Is IncredibleGreeningz17 Actors You Didn’t Know Were Gay – No. 8 Will Shock WomenIFLMyLifeWhat Col Steve Austin From ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ Looks Like Now is IncredibleDefinitionRead more: Woman jailed for 10 years for stabbing partnerWarren was arrested and interviewed, and initially denied any attempt to supply cannabis. He said he was using to medicate his chronic asthma. Cash found at his address was household money, he said.At court, he pleaded guilty to producing cannabis, and possessing the drug with intent to supply on October 21 last year.The court heard his medical condition was the reason he got involved, but accepted the huge amount he had in his possession would have found its way to other people.Read more: Who didn’t pay their tram fare? Here are the culpritsJudge Steven Coupland gave him a community order for six months with 50 hours of unpaid work, and ordered the forfeiture of £260 found at his address.The judge told Warren, who had no previous convictions for drugs, there had been a large quantity of cannabis in his garage.”It is accepted by both sides (the prosecution and defence) having started to grow to cover medical difficulties, you grew rather more, and may well have shared supplies to other people”.