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Cannabis supplier avoids jail

| Written by Shetland News

A THIRTY year old man who admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis resin has narrowly avoided a jail term.

James Woods, of Ladies Drive, Lerwick, admitted possessing the class B substance at Ladies Drive on 3 June last year.

He was stopped by police and a number of wraps, containing 88 grams of cannabis with an estimated value of £880, were discovered.

Defence agent Martin Morrow said Woods felt a “sense of shame” and that he had let others down.

Sheriff Philip Mann said it was “very seldom” he did not issue a custodial sentence for any kind of dealing.

He told Woods that even when buying something like cannabis to share with friends, “it’s that mug that has to pick up the tab”.

He was given a community payback order and will have to complete 180 hours of unpaid work as well as observing a restriction of liberty order between 10pm and 6am every night for the next three months.

A MAN who was found in possession of cannabis worth £1,000 and a trace amount of cocaine has evaded jail after showing “proper remorse” while cooperating with a social work report.

Jordan Palmer, of Gremmasgaet, Lerwick, admitted possession the substances at his home on 15 April last year.

He was given a community payback order with a supervision requirement for one year. Palmer was also ordered to carry out a total of 200 hours of unpaid work.

A TWENTY five year old man from Ayrshire who was found in possession of ecstasy after phoning police in a “highly intoxicated” state because he was lost near Sumburgh Airport has been fined £250.

Darryl Allan, whose address was given as West Crescent, Troon, made the call while walking along the A970 road near the airport on 23 October last year.

Police searched him and found three ecstasy tablets with a value of around £30. Representing himself, Allan said he could not recall the incident but realised his behaviour had been “quite stupid”.

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