An Aberdeen man has been fined after admitting growing cannabis plants.
Kenneth Leiper was not personally present yesterday at Aberdeen Sheriff Court when the case called against him, but submitted a letter pleading guilty.
The 57-year-old admitted producing cannabis at his address on John Street in the city on June 12.
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Fiscal depute Susan Love told Aberdeen Sheriff Court a total of five cannabis plants were seized at the address.
She said they were assessed as having a value of between £200 and £810 each, and a combined total value of between £1,000 and £4,050.
Sheriff Graeme Napier ordered Leiper, whose address was given in court papers as John Street in Aberdeen, to pay a fine totalling £740.