Rothesay tenant evicted following cannabis cultivation

Argyll Community Housing Association raised a court action against a tenant for recovery of possession of her tenancy in Rothesay as a result of her conviction for cultivating cannabis plants - and successfully had the tenant evicted.

Having heard evidence, the Sheriff held that it was reasonable in the circumstances to grant an order to the Association to recover possession of the tenancy, notwithstanding the tenant’s original claims that the cannabis was for personal use.

Illegal drug use and drug dealing is a particular concern to local residents and tenants of the Association. The outcome of the court action is another success for the Association in enforcing its policy against antisocial behaviour and activity relating to illegal drugs with the aim of ensuring safe communities in the Argyll and Bute area.

Alastair MacGregor, ACHA’s Chief Executive commented: “The production of illegal drugs in an Association tenancy is obviously of concern to us. We are pleased that the Sherriff has granted us a decree and hopefully this sends the appropriate message out.”

The Association in reiterating its message about illegal drug use or drug dealing in your community asks local residents who have any information on these matters to please contact their local ACHA office or the Police.