A man who received £280-worth of cannabis in the post has been sentenced to 110 hours of community service.

Damien Aaron Nuttall, of Palace Road, Douglas, admitted producting of the drug from the UK to the Isle of Man.

We previously reported that a package was intercepted at the Post Office sorting office on April 30 and found to contain 14 grams of cannabis.

It was addressed to 32-year-old Nuttall at his home and when police went there he opened the door and said: ’I saw you outside and I knew you were coming for me. I didn’t want you to smash the door in.’

He was interviewed at police headquarters but remained silent throughout.

Defence advocate Louise Cooil asked the court to follow the recommendation of a probation report which suggested community service as a suitable sentence.

Ms Cooil also asked that prosecution costs be considered as Nuttall and his partner had been furloughed during the Covid-19 restrictions and struggled financially.

High Bailiff Jayne Hughes said that she had adjusted the number of Nuttall’s community service hours in order to reflect the fact that he could not pay costs.


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