Bute drugs man given options over punishment

James Hendry pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday - and was asked to choose between a custodial sentence or a financial penalty.
James Hendry pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to supply at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday - and was asked to choose between a custodial sentence or a financial penalty.

A man who pleaded guilty to possession of drugs with intent to supply was given two options for his punishment at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday - prison or a financial penalty.

Police stopped James Hendry for the purposes of a search on June 6 after smelling cannabis on his clothes, and he was ultimately detained.

The 25-year-old, whose address was given as Flat 2-2, 26 Castlehill Street, Rothesay, later granted permission to officers to search his home address, where 29.2g of cannabis (with a value of £290), 47 empty plastic bags with cannabis plant insignias printed on the front, a set of scales and cash amounting to £270.

* Read the full story, along with other news from Rothesay Sheriff Court, in this week’s Buteman - on sale on Thursday.