Falkirk banned driver caught with over a grand of cannabis
An offender who was driving while he was disqualified was caught with almost 300 grams of cannabis worth over £1100.
Simon Mowatt (29), 14c Vicar Street, Falkirk, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pled guilty to driving while disqualified and possessing a class B drug in Braemar Drive, Falkirk on August 6 last year.
Procurator fiscal depute Sean Maher said: “A number of bags containing a herbal substance were recovered and tested positive for cannabis. The total weight was 293 grams.”
Police also searched Maher’s home and found the remains of a cannabis crop.
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Dick Sandeman, defence solicitor, said: “It was the remnants of the stalks which he tells me are of little value.”
The court heard Mowatt had been offered a job in a distribution warehouse.
Sheriff Christopher Shead banned Mowatt from driving for 12 months, fined him £590 to be paid back at £100 per month and ordered him to complete 225 hours of unpaid work in 12 months.