Westquarter weed smoker caught with a grand of cannabis in car

When police detected a car reeking of cannabis they opened the door to find an offender still smoking his “reefer” and a box containing £1000 of “herbal matter”.

By Court Reporter
Sunday, 7th March 2021, 7:11 am

Lewis Waters (20) was still smoking his joint when police found him and officers then proceed to find the cannabis, a grinder – a tool used to break your cannabis up into small bits for wrapping in rolling papers – some self seal bags and a set of scales.

Appearing at Falkirk Sheriff Court on Thursday, Waters had pleaded guilty to possession of the class B drug in Spinkhill, Laurieston on September 7, 2019.

Heather Galbraith, procurator fiscal depute, said: “It was 11pm and police on mobile patrol came across a vehicle with a strong smell of cannabis. The driver opened her door and the accused was seen within, smoking a reefer cigarette.

Waters was found in possession of £1000 worth of cannabis

"The vehicle was then searched and within the front passenger side police found a plastic box containing green herbal matter and a grinder. They also found self seal bags and scales.

"The accused said he was a cannabis user and the cannabis belonged to him. It was valued at £1000.”

Defence solicitor Stephen Biggam told the court Waters had bought the drug in bulk for non-commercial supply among friends. He added the crime had been committed back in 2019 and Waters had not been in trouble since.

Sheriff Derek Livingston placed Waters, 39 Langton Road, Westquarter, on a restriction of liberty order meaning he will have to stay in his home between 7pm and 7am for the next three months.