Deferred sentence for cannabis woman

Selkirk Sheriff Court
Selkirk Sheriff Court

A woman concerned in the supply of cannabis, told police she committed the offence to fund her own habit.

Maryanne Kellagher, 36, of Burnhead Road, admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis at her home on February 22.

Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said the accused made full admissions to police.

“She said she was involved in the supply to largely fund her own habit,” said Mr Fraser,

A number of items consistent with drug possession and supply were found during a search of her home.

Mr Fraser said the total amount of cannabis found was 57 gms.

“That would have realised between £300 to £700 on the street,” he explained.

Defence solicitor Ed Hulme said no money was found in the house, describing Kellagher as “the lowest line in the chain of supply”.

“She distributed some cannabis on behalf of another, so that she could take some for herself.

“She gave a full and frank account to police,” said Mr Hulme.

“She finds cannabis useful in alleviating symptoms of a medical condition,” he added.

Sheriff William Taylor deferred sentence for six months, until December 13, warning Kellagher that any similar offending during the period of deferred sentence could have serious consequences.