There’s more than just Milk on the menu in Burnley…

You expect the milkman to be shagging your missus’ but you don’t expect to get a high from your daily pint. Except when you’re in Burnley, Lancashire where you  your friendly milkman is there to bring your milk with a little something extra on the menu.

72 year old milk man, Robert Holding has pleaded guilty to supplying 17 pensioners with cannabis after they left him notes on the doorstep asking for the drug to be left with their daily pint.

Now that’s one way to diversify your business!

The prosecution said Holding would get through a 9oz (255g) bar of cannabis resin every three weeks in sales to his customers and would not make “a great deal of profit”. However, despite his omission of guilt, the Judge spared Mr Holding jail because his wife has Alzheimer’s disease.

After a four-week investigation police officers raided his home and van where they found 15 wraps of cannabis, stashed in egg crates. The Class B drug was divided into various different weights and had a street value of £450.

When passing sentence the Judge Beverley Lunt said: “Let’s get something straight. You are not some philanthropist helping out elderly people out of the goodness of your heart, you did it for profit.”

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Written by Rachael

As well as being Editor here at The Spin Alley, Rachael is also a freelance journalist and blogger covering lifestyle, travel, culture, entertainment, media and online life for online and print publications.

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