Musselburgh building firm boss produced cannabis in his own home

A Musselburgh building boss who admitted producing cannabis at his home has been jailed for 14 months.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 8:58 pm
McLeod produced cannabis from his home

Jamie McLeod produced the Class B drug at his home at the town’s Galt Terrace in July 2019.

McLeod, 35, also pleaded guilty to three further offences of possessing cannabis, Tramadol and cannabis oil on the same date.

McLeod, who runs his own plastering and harling business, admitted the offences last month and was back in the dock for sentence on Monday. (22.03)

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Sheriff Wendy Sheehan decided the offences were so serious there was no alternative to a custodial sentence and he was jailed for a total of 14 months.

McLeod admitted to producing cannabis and possessing quantities of cannabis, cannabis oil and Tramadol at his home on July 4, 2019.

Tramadol is a strong pain killer used to treat moderate to severe pain, for example after an operation or a serious injury.

It is available only on prescription and it is illegal to possess it without one.

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