Mum ends up in cells after row with drug search cops
She screamed at officers at her home
A mum-of-four spent a night in a cell after mouthing off at cops searching her home.
Gillian Strang, 43, was lifted after she bawled at officers looking for drugs.
She was filmed screaming during the stand-off on her doorstep.
The lout admitted obstructing police during a hearing at Paisley Sheriff Court.
Prosecutor Frank Clarke told how she tried to stop constables carrying out their duties.
He said: “Police acting under the terms of a search warrant executed it by attending her address. “That’s captured on CCTV. “She can clearly be seen talking over and swearing while an officer was attempting to read the content of the warrant.
“Hands were placed on her for the purpose of arresting her. “She didn’t take kindly to that. “Once she had been restrained, an officer read out the warrant.
“A search ensued and started in the bedroom – 6.7g of cannabis was found.”
Strang kicked-off after cops turnedup at her home in Barrhead’s Levern Gardens.
She mouthed-off before being held back by cops during the visit around 11.30am last November 6.
Defence lawyer John McGuire insisted his client was stressed after constant rows with those living nearby.
He said: “I’m told she has just been diagnosed with COPD. “She was upset. “She had been having problems with neighbours over a number of months.
“There had been a number of complaints with no substance whatsoever.
“Police attended her home and she professes to being upset with the attitude of officers.
“She clearly overreacted and regrets behaving in the way she did.”
The court heard Strang is a single parent with four children.
Among them are a 16- year- old daughter and a 10-year-old son, who has brain damage.
Strang receives benefits and claimed any financial penalty would impact on the care of her family.
Sheriff David Pender ordered her to complete community service and warned she would be punished for skiving.
He said: “There is no point in me imposing a fine, this would simply impact on your children.
“You will perform 70 hours of unpaid work within seven months.
“If you do not do it, I will get a report and you will be brought back to court.
“I may then have to consider other options.”