31 May 2013

Lawyer caught with cannabis haul

A Glasgow lawyer has been jailed for three-and-a-half-years after being caught with 31kg of cannabis resin at his flat.

By James Barnes

Cannabis: lawyer locked up

Gerard Nesbit, 53, was told by Glasgow High Court Judge Lord Burns that he had ‘brought shame upon yourself and brought your profession into disrepute,’ reports the BBC.
Nesbit had contended that the drugs were not his and instead belonged to a homeless man, who he did not know, who had been using the flat as a ‘favour’ to a friend.
However the judge rejected the claims and convicted Nesbit and co-accused Iain McKenzie, 38, of being concerned in the supply of cannabis.
Drug expert and former CID officer Kenneth Simpson told the jury that there was a ‘huge amount’ of cannabis in the flat, with a potential street value of £155,000.

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