A man accused of dealing almost a kilo of cannabis has claimed it was all intended for his family. 

Robert Bane, 36, was discovered with huge stashes of drugs weighing 995g when he was twice arrested in 2022 at Barford, on October 4, and then Mundford, on December 29. 

Appearing at Norwich Magistrates’ Court he declined to enter pleas to two charges of being concerned in the supply of class B drugs. 

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The court was told that he admitted being in possession of cannabis but claimed he had been supplying it to “immediate family” rather than selling it for profit.

Prosecutor Rima Begum said it was not accepted it was purely “social supply”. 

Deputy District Judge Sundeep Pankhania said the charges were “too serious” to be dealt with at magistrates court and committed his trial to be heard at Norwich Crown Court

Bane was bailed to reside at an address in Hingham.

An arrest warrant was issued for co-defendant Luke Linge, 29, of Bunwell Road, Spooner Row, after he failed to appear in court charged with cannabis supply.