Bonsai tree drug case man found guilty

A GUILTY verdict was delivered yesterday in the case of man who denied importing a class B drug by post.

A GUILTY verdict was delivered yesterday in the case of man who denied importing a class B drug by post.

Dean Hardy, 34, claimed he had bought the substance as fertiliser for bonsai trees but the Royal Court rejected the argument by a six to three majority.

Hardy had previous convictions, the most significant of which was on 3 October 2006 when he was jailed for four-and-a-half years for cultivating cannabis.

Hardy was remanded in custody and will be sentenced in February.