A Dundee man was caught growing drugs in his mum’s attic after police stopped his car on the A90.
Gary Johnston had 13 seedlings in the loft of the family home at Gleneagles Road.
The 23-year-old was stopped by police as he drove on the A90 near Kinfauns on December 20 2014 after officers spotted a broken headlight.
Fiscal depute Tina Dickie said: “At 7.30pm police officers observed a vehicle with a defective headlight and stopped it for a routine examination.
“There was a strong smell of cannabis and the vehicle was searched.”
Police discovered a large amount of the Class B drug, which passenger Sean Shepherd claimed as his.
Officers obtained a warrant to search Johnston’s home and discovered plants, which if allowed to grow to maturity would have been worth up to £7000.
Johnston’s solicitor said his mother had not been aware of the illicit crop in her home.
He added: “He’s had a change in attitude and behaviour as a result of this offending.
“It was his way of supporting his own cannabis use, which was significant.”
Johnston admitted producing cannabis at his home address between June 1 and December 21 2014.
Also in the dock Shepherd, 26, of Myrekirk Terrace, Dundee, admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis on the A90 Perth to Dundee road, near Kinfauns, on December 20 2014.
Both were ordered to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work, with Shepherd also being put on curfew.
The cannabis growing equipment was seized.