Pot pusher kept it in his kitchen

POLICE found almost $10,000 in cash and more than 460 grams of cannabis after executing a search warrant at an East Albury house last year, a court heard yesterday.

The warrant was executed at the home of Alan Kohlman, who was put on a two-year bond without conviction on January 10, 2012, for cannabis possession and having equipment to administer the drug.

Kohlman, 46, of Eastern Circuit, yesterday pleaded guilty in Albury Local Court to charges of supplying a prohibited drug, dealing with property suspected of being the proceeds of crime and possessing equipment for drug use.

Police prosecutor Sgt Andrew Pike withdrew a charge of possessing cannabis.

Magistrate Tony Murray ordered a pre-sentence report and adjourned Kohlman’s sentencing until July 10.

Kohlman was served with the warrant on December 3 and advised police he had cannabis in the kitchen.

Officers searched the kitchen and found an open resealable bag of cannabis on top of the stove along with cut up silver aluminium foil, a number of resealable bags and a set of scales.

A small amount of cannabis residue was on a bench next to the stove.

A jar holding cannabis was found in a cupboard and a second resealable bag with cannabis was on top of a small safe.

Officers discovered four resealable bags with cannabis residue in a rubbish bin.

Kohlman claimed the cannabis was mostly for personal use.

A glass bong and a bowl with cannabis were found in the lounge room.

The total weight of the cannabis seized was 465 grams, which included packaging.

There was $8650 cash in the small safe and another $460 on top of it.

Officers found $446 in coins and coin bags and Kohlman had $315 in his wallet.

He was arrested and interviewed.

Kohlman claimed the cannabis was used medicinally with the money being the proceeds of gambling.