A MAN who was found with £1,250 worth of cannabis at his home in Troon has been caged for four months.

Andrew Parish, of Simpson Court, admitted being concerned in the supply of herbal cannabis and cannabis resin in July last year.

The 25-year-old appeared before Sheriff Mhari Mactaggart at Ayr Sheriff Court last week. The court heard how police attended with a search warrant.

Depute Fiscal Lindsay Bain said: “Entry was forced into the property when officers attended. A search was carried out where a number of bags of herbal cannabis were found in the living room.

“A total of 27 bags were found with a value of £770. They also recovered 17 bags of cannabis resin with a value of £480. Within the living room and bedroom they found £1,010 of cash.”

Speaking on his behalf, defence solicitor, Tony Currie, said: “Mr Parish completed a community payback order without any issue but it doesn’t seem to have the desired effect to stop him from reoffending.

“He openly says he is a cannabis user. My dealing with him has changed somewhat . He has explained to me that he has reduced significantly his use of the substance.

Sheriff Mactaggart said: “You have previous convictions and were given the opportunity for a community based disposal which you didn’t learn from. Nothing is able to persuade me to step back from custody.”

Parish was jailed for 21 weeks and the £1,010 has been forfeited.