An Oban woman appeared in court for sentence yesterday for offences which came to light after the tragic death of a young man.
The teenager died in a flat in the town on April 8.
Arlene Clarke, 28, had admitted possessing cannabis on that date and to willfully exposing a young child to unnecessary suffering by allowing others to use cannabis on April 7.
Fiscal Eoin McGinty told the town’s sheriff court: “The circumstances of this offence involve a tragic death.”
Mr McGinty said a party on April 6 went on for most of the night into the following day.
“It is accepted that during the course of that drugs were taken,” he said.
Everyone left the party, leaving the young man in a bed, while Clarke slept on a sofa.
Mr McGinty added that the cannabis discovered was a small amount for personal use.
Solicitor Laura McManus said: “This was a tragic incident.
“A social work report has revealed the death was not drug-related, but death by pneumonia.”
Sheriff Douglas Small imposed a £100 fine for possession of cannabis and ordered Clarke to complete 175 hours of unpaid work in the community for exposing the child to people smoking cannabis.