A Newarthill dad caught with cannabis worth £17,000 avoided a jail sentence this week – though a sheriff admitted he deserved one.
Police also seized more than £4000 in cash when they raided Craig Gaskin’s home in Mossgiel Way on May 20.
Gaskin, 27, appeared from custody at Hamilton Sheriff Court this week.
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He admitted being concerned in the supply of cannabis while subject to three bail orders.
Gaskin had been in custody for nearly four months following his arrest and defence agent Bobby Reid suggested a community-based sentence could be imposed rather than more jail time.