Mandurah Courthouse: Cannabis set-up found in man's Lakelands home

“A sophisticated hydroponic set-up” and bow and arrows were recently found in a Lakelands home. Photo: Shutterstock.
“A sophisticated hydroponic set-up” and bow and arrows were recently found in a Lakelands home. Photo: Shutterstock.

A “sophisticated hydroponic set-up” with twelve cannabis plants was recently found in a Lakelands home, prosecuting sergeant Tamara Read told the Mandurah Courthouse. 

Allan Kenneth Trotter pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis, pushing public officers and being in possession of four bows and three arrows when he appeared in court on January 16. 

Ms Read told the court that police found the 1.8 metre high by 2 metre wide cannabis plants along with 100 grams of dry cannabis leaf and head when they searched his home on January 5, 2018.

Officer Read said Trotter interjected police multiple times and told them, “get the f*** out of my house”. 

After being told he would be charged, Trotter responded, “big deal – I’ll get a $600 fine”, Ms Read said. 

The defense lawyer told the court that the bow and arrows, that had no field points, belonged to Trotter’s two children.

The unemployed man had used cannabis heavily for more than 25 years and grew the plants for his own use but would sometimes give it to friends for free, she said.

Magistrate Anne Longden said Trotter’s attitude was concerning.

Trotter was given a 12-month community order with 50 hours of community work.