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UK: UK milkman delivered cannabis with bottles of milk

08 Feb 2009 12:39 AM

LONDON, Feb 7 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 pains. She says the customers left Holding notes on their doorsteps to order the drug.

According to Britain's dairy industry, around 1.5 million British homes have milk delivered by a milkman. Deliveries have declined over the past 20 years.

Holding pleaded guilty to supplying the drug and was given a suspended jail sentence of 36 months.