Two appear in court over £141,000 cannabis plant haul in West Lothian house

Two people have appeared in court accused of producing and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs - after police seized cannabis plants worth more than £140,000 from a West Lothian house.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 12:30 pm

Sean Joyce, 27, and Jasmine Gardner, 22, appeared in private at Livingston Sheriff Court on Tuesday to face the allegations. Both made no plea and were committed for further examination and released on bail.

The alleged offences are subject to a defence of proof there was a lack of knowledge about the production and supply of the controlled drugs.

The pair are also charged with an offence under the Electricity Act 1989 concerning the use of electricity meters.

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Livingston Sheriff Court.
Livingston Sheriff Court.

Their court appearance follows the seizure of cannabis plants from a property in Whitburn on April 14. Last week, police confirmed the quantity of cannabis plants recovered carried an estimated street value of £141,000.

Joyce’s general address was given in court as Whitburn while Gardner’s address was given as nearby Blackburn.

Dates for their next court appearance are yet to be confirmed.

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