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Man fined for two day old cannabis plants

A MAN from Lerwick has been fined £300 after police found two two-day old cannabis plants in his house.

Shaun Smith, of Hoofields, admitted at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Wednesday to producing the class B drug at his home on 29 June.

Procurator fiscal Duncan Mackenzie said police searched the 24 year old’s property and found two “fairly juvenile” plants which would have been worth between £250 and £750.

Defence agent Tommy Allan said the plants were for his client’s own use and added that he now uses legal alternatives.

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank said he accepted that the plants were low-level in nature, but warned Smith that any drug production will be taken seriously by the courts.

“You should realise that you should be not undertaking garden activities that are trying to produce controlled drugs,” he said.

The sheriff also granted a crown motion for forfeiture of items seized in the police search.