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Dundee man grew drugs ‘to make money’ after losing oil job

Dundee man grew drugs ‘to make money’ after losing oil job

A Dundee man turned to growing and selling drugs “purely for financial gain” after losing his job in the oil industry.

Oliver Georgopollous, 28, of Ballindean Terrace, admitted producing and selling cannabis, a Class B drug.

The sheriff court heard police raided Georgopollous’s home and found 14 plants in a tent, producing a maximum £8,400 worth of cannabis.

Officers found a further 11g of harvested cannabis, £2,260 cash in his bedroom and various drug cultivation equipment.

A mobile phone was also seized, on which police found various messages relating to the buying and selling of cannabis.

Fiscal Depute Eilidh Robertson told the court: “The accused was arrested and taken to police headquarters for questioning.

“He admitted selling cannabis to make money and said he did not smoke it himself except to test a batch.

“He said he did it purely for financial gain because he could not live on his wages as a delivery driver after being made redundant from his job in the oil industry.”

Georgopollous admitted two drug offences — being concerned in the supply of cannabis, and producing cannabis, both at his home address, between March 12 2015 and March 12 last year.

Sentence was deferred until February 27 for reports.

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