‘Warehouseman’ claims he felt forced to accept $61,200 worth of weed sent inside pillow to his home

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A man in the U.K. received a suspended sentence after arguing in court that there was “a level of forced coercion” in his decision to accept a parcel containing £36,000 ($61,200) of cannabis at his home in Peel. Gerard Thomas, 53, received the fluffy package by mail sometime after the police intercepted it at the post office in early December, according to BBC . The package was opened at the post office, revealing a little more than a kilogram of cannabis worth an estimated £30,648 ($52,102) and cannabis resin worth £5,688 ($9,670), IOM Today reported last February. Those contents were removed and seized before the package was delivered to Thomas’ home. Man who stocked up on weed during pandemic for fear ‘his supply might dry up’ skates with small fine Man pulled over with 15 kilograms of cannabis claims it was for personal use Police arrest 19-year-old for selling cannabis edibles from vehicle parked behind church Upon accepting the parcel the next day, police arrested Thomas and carried out a search. Inside the home, they found another less stuffed pillow, having already been cut open, and containing ($87) worth of cannabis. Thomas pleaded guilty to two counts of being concerned in the production of the drug to the island, two counts of attempting to possess cannabis with intent to supply and one count of possession of cannabis, IOM Today reported. The prosecution characterized Thomas as a “warehouseman” for the drugs. But his defence counsel noted in court there had been “a level of forced coercion” when he agreed to accept the parcel. It was also argued that he did not have another caregiver for his daughter if he was sent to prison. Thomas received a 16-month prison sentence, suspended for two years. He was also given a probation supervision order,…

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