Jailed over cannabis farm
A MAN who ran a massive cannabis farm in his flat – then claimed he planned to smoke the £70,000 crop by himself – has been jailed for 18 months.
Lewis Maxwell’s cultivation was discovered when a debt collector forced open his door to enforce an unpaid gas bill.
He found an extensive, “sophisticated” cannabis plantation inside the flat in Montrose Street, Brechin.
Fiscal depute Eilidh Robertson told Dundee Sheriff Court that, in total, 133 plants were found.
Maxwell, 27, a prisoner at HMP Perth, pleaded guilty to producing cannabis between October 24 2014 and April 24 2015 at an address in Montrose Street, Brechin.
He further admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis.