January 31, 2015
LONDON (AP) - A British prosecutor says an elderly milkman
supplied customers with cannabis as well as bottles of milk.
Robert Holding, 72, delivered marijuana as he made his daily
rounds in the town of Burnely, in northwestern England.
Prosecutor Sarah Statham said Friday that Holding offered the
drug to elderly customers suffering from aches and pain. She says
the customers left Holding notes on their doorsteps to order the
According to Britain's dairy industry, around 1.5 million
British homes have milk delivered by a milkman. Deliveries have
declined over the last 20 years.
Holding pleaded guilty to supplying the drug and was given
suspended jail sentence of 36 months.
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