An inept cannabis farmer has been jailed after being caught with dead and dying plants.
Steven Bowler was found to have created a low-tech cannabis growing operation in an attic space at his property in Balbeggie.
The farm was accessed through a hole created in the wall of a fitted wardrobe.
Police discovered the cultivation after attending the property in relation to another matter.
Depute fiscal Eilidh Robertson told Perth Sheriff Court: “Police officers attended in relation to a matter not before this court.
“The accused was not in and a search of the property uncovered a cultivation in the attic. The attic was converted and accessed through a hole in a wardrobe.
“The accused returned to the property while officers were inside. He was searched and a joint containing a small amount of cannabis was found on his person.”
Ms Robertson said the cultivation had comprised of four rotting plants, one healthy plant and several seedlings, with the operation described as “low quality” by drugs squad officers.
A statement from officers said “all of the plants appeared to be dead or dying”.
While healthy plants could have been worth several thousand pounds, the Crown said the actual value of Bowler’s crops was far less.
Solicitor David Holmes, defending, said: “This was very much for his own use.”
Bowler, 30, of Green Road, Balbeggie, admitted producing cannabis at his home address on May 14, as well as to a charge of possessing the class B drug.
Sentence was deferred.