Man caught growing £124,000 of cannabis plants in Aberdeen flat
42-year-old avoids jail sentence
A CANNABIS grower caught with plants potentially worth more than £124,000 in Aberdeen has today avoided jail.
Adrian Conn, 42, honed his technique for growing the Class B drug over a period of 10 years.
Aberdeen Sheriff Court today heard police found 138 plants in a specially set up room when they searched his flat.
Fiscal depute Anne Macdonald said: “If they had reached maturity they could potentially have been valued from £34,500 to £124,200.”
Conn, who previously pleaded guilty to producing the drug at his home in Aberdeen, appeared today at court for sentencing.
Defence agent Stuart Beveridge said “He disliked drug dealers and decided to grow it himself.”
Conn, whose address was given in court as 2C Logie Place, Aberdeen, was sentenced to a community payback order as a direct alternative to custody by Sheriff Edward Savage, who said it was a “very unusual case.”