An Aberdeen mum who was caught growing her own cannabis in a bedroom told police she did it to avoid dealing with “bams”.
Julie Greig was caught cultivating almost a dozen plants in her Caperstown Crescent home in April.
At Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, she admitted producing the Class B drug at the property, where she lives with her adult son and two younger children.
The 42-year-old was rumbled when police knocked on her door while searching for a man in the area.
She took the officers upstairs and they asked if they could check inside a cupboard to establish the wanted man was not hiding inside.
Fiscal depute Lynzi Souter said: “They saw several large cannabis plants along with equipment such as lights and plant feed.
“The search of the property was ceased and she voluntarily stated ‘that’s my weed so I don’t have to deal with bams’.”
Greig confessed she was also growing plants in her adult son’s bedroom.
Ms Souter added: “When she was interviewed, she admitted to growing the plants for personal use. No other persons were involved.”
Sheriff Graeme Napier told Greig: “I take it someone has explained the seriousness of this.
“You could be sent to prison for up to 12 months.”
He deferred sentence until next month to allow for the preparation of social work reports.