February 6, 2009

Cannabis delivered with the milk

Filed under: A long way from home,BBC radio addiction,misc,Village life — Duchess @ 1:00 pm

An elderly British milkman who responded to notes like “5 pints semi skimmed and a half an ounce this week, please” has been given a suspended sentence.

The prosecutor told the court that “word had got out that he could supply cannabis to those of a certain age with aches and pains”. His oldest client was 92.

In choosing not to bestow a custodial sentence the judge decided that the grandfather of 28 had mitigating circumstances, because his wife has Alzheimers Disease and has recently moved to a care home. The 72 year old milkman, married for 53 years, was tearful at the thought of not being able to visit his wife if he were in prison.

In today’s sentencing the Judge recognised that the milkman “misguidedly believed that he was providing a public service”.

You can read the BBC report here.  Newcomers to this site might like to consider other doorstep deliveries.


  1. What a very interesting story. I’m not sure where I stand on this but I know I can always count on you to make me think. A 72 year old drug dealer……….Who woulda thought?

    Comment by Smart Mouth Broad — February 6, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

  2. I’m with Smart Mouth. I’ve go both ways on this since I have a daughter in constant pain and would do anything to help her…..even buy cannibas from an aging milkman.

    Comment by Midlife Slices — February 7, 2009 @ 7:45 am

  3. Hysterical! And OF COURSE he was providing a public service. Who else is going to get the old people stoned? hee hee! Sorry … I’m being totally inappropriate! (What’s new?) But this tickled me ….. thanks for the smile!

    Comment by Twenty Four At Heart — February 7, 2009 @ 11:00 am

  4. Well, as someone who is all for the legalization of marijuana, I’m glad they decided to go easy on the poor old boy.

    Comment by Jan — February 8, 2009 @ 5:06 am

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