A man has been handed unpaid work after being caught growing cannabis.
Peter McLeod, 26, owned up to police who had initially detained his partner in connection with the crime.
Yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court McLeod was ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work.
He had previously pled guilty to producing cannabis and also possession of an air weapon at his address in Abbey Square, Aberdeen, on May 6 2017.
Fiscal depute Lynzi Souter said police forced entry to the address in connection with another matter and found two cannabis plants and a brown air rifle on open display.
She added: “It was the accused’s partner who was initially detained in relation to this matter, however the accused thereafter went to Torry police office and said the cannabis plants and air rifle belonged to him.”
Defence agent Peter Shepherd said the plants had a “long way to go” before they would have reached any kind of maturity.