Suspended sentence activated after man found with cannabis
A judge activated a suspended sentence after a man who grew cannabis was later caught in possession of the drug.
Louis Sills admitted possessing three wraps of the class B drug on August 24.
Leicester Crown Court was told he was caught with the cannabis when arrested for illegally riding a motorbike, with two passengers on the back, in the Anstey area.
Victoria Rose, prosecuting, said it was 9.30pm and Sills failed to stop for officers.
He and his two pillion passengers abandoned the motorbike on Church Road. Sills was chased and detained nearby.
Sills, of Birstow Crescent, Mowmacre Hill, Leicester, told officers he bought the motorbike for £40. He pleaded guilty to riding the motorbike without insurance or a licence.
He also admitted breaching a four-month suspended jail sentence, imposed in July for being concerned in producing 31 cannabis plants at home, for his own use.
James Varley, mitigating, said: "He bought the motorbike to ride it off-road but rather than getting off and pushing it home, he decided to ride it home. He was using cannabis as medication for depression, thinking it would help.
"He was doing well on the suspended sentence but needs direction and assistance."
Sills failed to attend two appointments for unpaid work but had completed 68 hours of a 150-hour order, linked to the suspended sentence.
Sentencing, Judge Sylvia De Bertodano said: "It was said in your pre-sentence report on the last occasion that you had stopped using cannabis. That's clearly not the case now, by reason of your reoffending."
Sills (22) was jailed for a total of four months.
Judge De Bertodano activated three months of his suspended sentence, with one month to run consecutively for possessing cannabis.
There was no additional penalty for the motorbike offences, other than being banned from driving for 12 months.