Mum and son ran cannabis farm from spare room

Evening Times - - FEATURES - BY CON­NOR GOR­DON

A MOTHER and son have been con­victed of run­ning a cannabis farm in their spare bed­room.

Ca­role Gor­don, 56, and Ryan Gor­don, 28, pro­duced and sup­plied cannabis in Fe­bru­ary last year from their Shet­tle­ston flat.

The pair were found guilty of the charge af­ter a three-day trial at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court.

Ju­rors wit­nessed footage of the po­lice raid on the three-bed­room flat.

Cannabis plants were seen sur­rounded by equip­ment in­clud­ing five lights and seven fans used for “ven­ti­la­tion” pur­poses.

PC Rachel Logue, 28, told ju­rors that 20 cannabis plants were in the spare bed­room when they en­tered.

The of­fi­cer de­scribed the smell in­side the flat as “so bad you could smell it as we were en­ter­ing the prop­erty.”

DC Greg Bax­ter, 42, for­merly of the po­lice’s drugs in­ves­ti­ga­tion team, said the set-up of the spare bed­room was per­fect for grow­ing the drug.

He said: “What you have here is the per­fect en­vi­ron­ment to grow cannabis.

“This is some­one that knows how to grow cannabis.”

‘‘ The smell in­side the flat was so bad you could smell it as we were en­ter­ing

He added that cre­at­ing the drug is “easy in the­ory but it is dif­fi­cult”.

DC Bax­ter con­firmed that the 20 plants could reach a po­ten­tial street value of £12,000.

Eight small bags were among other larger cannab­is­filled bags also seized from the prop­erty fol­low­ing the raid.

DC Bax­ter told ju­rors that this was “ev­i­dence of drug-deal­ing ac­tiv­ity”.

The Gor­dons were also snared on a pos­ses­sion of cannabis charge.

The mother has no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions while her son has 25.

His most re­cent was for the pos­ses­sion of and in­tent to sup­ply cannabis.

Both de­nied the charges against them.

Sen­tenc­ing on the pair was de­ferred un­til next month by Sher­iff Paul Crozier and they were bailed.

Ju­rors at Glas­gow Sher­iff Court had been shown footage of the po­lice raid

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.