19th August 2018
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Jail likely for cannabis supplier

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A man has been warned he will face a prison sentence after pleading guilty to supplying cannabis.

Ross Lowe, 24, of North Deeside Road in Aberdeen, admitted giving the Class B drug to a number of close friends in order to feed his own drug habit.

The offence happened over a 10-month period between March 2011 and January last year from Lowe’s home address, then at Lerwick’s Bruce Crescent.

At the sheriff court today procurator fiscal Duncan MacKenzie said Lowe was in the house when police executed a search warrant.

He was detained and his mobile phone was seized and “interrogated”, disclosing details of 30 individual transactions.

Defence agent Gregor Kelly insisted Lowe was not involved in any commercial supply, and was selling the drug to his friends to fund his own usage.

“While not considering himself a drug dealer, he is of course concerned in the supply of drugs,” Mr Kelly conceded.

Calling for background reports sheriff Philip Mann deferred sentence until 20th March.

“I will defer sentence for reports but unless there is something fairly exceptional in that report, or unless Mr Kelly can persuade me there is something exceptional, it is likely you will end up with a custodial sentence.”

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