Cannabis dis­cov­ery is costly

The Oban Times - - News -

AN OBAN man must for­feit £210 and do 250 hours of un­paid community work af­ter cannabis was found at his home.

Garry Nor­man Hig­gins, 41, of Coruisk, Cor­ran Brae, ad­mit­ted be­ing con­cerned in the sup­ply of cannabis at his home on Jan­uary 6 this year.

The town’s sher­iff court heard last week that Hig­gins co- op­er­ated fully with the po­lice when they searched his home and found 34g of herbal cannabis, along with drug- deal­ing para­pher­na­lia and the cash. He said this was rent money.

‘It is the prove­nance, not the pur­pose, the court is in­ter­ested in,’ said Sher­iff Ruth An­der­son QC.

His de­fence agent said that Hig­gins, ‘a hard-work­ing fam­ily man’, had be­gun to use the drug af­ter a back in­jury. Sher­iff An­der­son said that was a stan­dard ex­cuse.

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