And finally… nosey neighbours
A cannabis farm in Wishaw was raided after police caught a whiff of its distinctive smell — from their police station next door.
A total of 118 plants and 99 seedlings worth more than £70,000 were recovered from the warehouse neighbouring the town’s cop shop, the Daily Record reports.
Officers told Hamilton Sheriff Court that the poorly-located operation was “commercial-level”, using equipment worth around £23,000.
The court heard that Paul McCann, 41, who was detained outside the warehouse as officers investigated the smell, fainted as they approached the building.
Mr McCann was sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment after admitting producing cannabis and being concerned in the supply of the drug.