A 68-YEAR-OLD man assaulted at his Bunbury Street house in January has endorsed a plea of guilty to drug possession.
Garrey Munro's plea to the Collie Magistrate's Court followed the discovery of cannabis plants, which were an average of 50 centimetres in height, growing in his backyard.
Prosecutor Sgt Barry Phelps said police also found 10.5 grams of cannabis seeds in a refrigerator at Munro's home. They had gone to the property to investigate an assault on the defendant.
Snr Const Greg Taylor said Munro was attacked in his backyard at 3am on January 14. He was struck several times on the head and was taken to Collie District Hospital for stitches.
Munro was fined a total of $300 with costs of $285.35 for drug possession. He was fined a further $200 for failing to store a firearm correctly.