Rothesay man pleads guilty to drug supply charge

A Rothesay man who agreed to transport herbal cannabis worth approximately £1,000 from Glasgow to Bute was given a community-based sentence at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday.

Graeme Gilmour (42), whose address was given as 4 Church Lane, was handed a community payback order of two hundred hours’ unpaid work, to be carried out in the next six months, after admitting being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug in Glasgow, Rothesay and elsewhere on December 15 last year.

Gilmour’s agent, Jim Hannay, said his client’s actions had caused “a great deal of stress and indignity” to himself and his family.

Sheriff Ruth Anderson told Gilmour, a first offender, that while she did not anticipate he would have any trouble carrying out the order, which was imposed as a direct alternative to custody, if any difficulties did occur during the period he would be brought back to court and the alternative considered.

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