Two men who ran a £60,000 cannabis farm out of a Dundee house have been jailed for a total of almost six years.
Kim Bao Liu was caught growing cannabis at an “industrial scale” cultivation in Dundee’s Ladywell Avenue, on the eastern fringe of the city centre.
He and compatriot Chung Chan Wang then sold the drug on.
Now the pair are starting lengthy prison sentences after a sheriff told them they were involved in a business that “causes misery in our community”.
Giving evidence during the trial at Dundee Sheriff Court DC Gareth Ewing, of Police Scotland, said the drug was being produced for distribution “on a national level”.
Liu, 55, a prisoner at HMP Perth, denied charges of producing and being concerned in the supply of cannabis between April 29 and August 29 last year.
A second man, Chung Chan Wang, 31, also a prisoner at Perth, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
He later gave evidence against Liu during the trial.
Defence solicitor Anika Jethwa, for Liu, said: “He’s 55 and his health is not good.
“The language barrier has obviously caused issues for him in the prison setting.”
Paul Parker Smith, defending Wang, added: “He is under no illusion as to what will happen to him today.”
Sheriff Tom Hughes jailed Liu for three-and-a-half years and sentenced Wang to two years four months in prison.
He said: “This court considers this to be a serious case.
“The purpose you were both engaged in is illegal and for good reason because of the difficulty and misery that this causes to our communities.”