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Cannabis entrepreneur jailed

A NINETEEN year old man from Lerwick who was found with nearly £4,000-worth of cannabis in his home has been sent to jail for almost two years.

Larri Goodlad, of Polmont Brightons, was also given a confiscation order for just over £2,000. 

He appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to be sentenced after previously admitting being concerned in the supply of the Class B drug on or between 30 September and 20 November last year at two addresses in the town’s Hill Grind.

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Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said Goodlad volunteered to show police the cannabis after they arrived at his home on a search warrant.

Police recovered £2,200 in cash from his house, where they also discovered mobile phones.

The drugs weighed 549.9 grams, which had an estimated value of £3,750.

Goodlad wanted a “quick profit” in the run up to Christmas, Mackenzie said.

Defence agent Iain McGregor said his client got into the “enterprise” initially through his own use of cannabis.

He said Goodlad, who recently became a father, had cooperated throughout and had used his time in Polmont – where he had been locked up since 23 November – usefully by attending a parenting course.

Sheriff Philip Mann, however, decided he had seen Goodlad in court too many times and said his “excuses” about having a “bad start in life” were starting to fall on deaf ears.

Sheriff Mann sent Goodlad to prison for 20 months and backdated the sentence to 23 November.

He also imposed a confiscation order of £2,050, although the money was already in the authorities’ possession.

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