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An islander who grew cannabis plants has been fined £1000.


Police raided outbuildings in Linshader in Lewis and found 24 plants being cultivated under black foil tents and lights.


If the eight mature and 16 young plants had all fully gown the cannabis they could produce would be worth £7200 on the street Stornoway Sheriff Court was tld.


Seumas Macdonald, 34, now of M. Caser, Aird Uig, Lewis, turned up during the raid and accepted full responsibility.


Solicitor David Teal said Macdonald was only harvesting the plants for his own personal use and was not supplying anybody else.


The 16 immature plants were “simply leaves put in soil” which had a 50% chance of dying he said.


His client’s interest was mainly over the “horticulture aspect of husbandry,” indicated the lawyer.


Sheriff David Sutherland fined him £1000 “to reflect the severity of this offence” and ordered the cultivation equipment be forfeited.


Cannabis grower fined

23 Sept 2017