Greyhound breeder jailed for Lothian cannabis factory

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Alexander Cameron claimed he knew nothing about the cannabis plants

A greyhound breeder who set up a "sophisticated" cannabis factory in disused dog kennels in West Lothian has been jailed for six years.

Alexander Cameron, 62, was caught by police at his remote farm in Kirknewton in the summer of 2009.

Almost £80,000 of cannabis plants, grown after Cameron illegally tapped in to an electrical supply, were found.

He was earlier found guilty of producing the drug between February and July 2009, after denying the charge.

He was also found guilty of being concerned in the supply of cannabis and stealing electricity.

Judge Rita Rae QC sentenced him at the High Court in Glasgow.

She told him: "This was a sophisticated operation on a remote site owned by you. Police found a large number of cannabis plants with a capacity for many more.

"This was clearly a very significant and commercial operation."

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