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Drug user who blew up flat while attempting to produce cannabis avoids jail

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Drug user who blew up flat while attempting to produce cannabis avoids jail

 

David Hastie was badly injured during the explosion in his Hamilton property.

 

A drug user blew up his Hamilton flat in a failed attempt to produce cannabis.

David Hastie was badly injured in the explosion, which blew out windows and doors at the Craigburn Street property.

Hastie, 39, narrowly avoided a prison sentence at Hamilton Sheriff Court today.

 

He admitted culpably and recklessly attempting to produce tetrahydrocannabinol – a compound found in cannabis – on March 27, 2019.

The charge stated that he was severely injured, his flat was damaged and there was potential danger to neighbours in the block of flats.

Hastie was taken to hospital for treatment to burns after a butane gas cylinder exploded.

 

The court heard that, fortunately,damage was confined to his property.

Not guilty pleas to charges of possessing drugs, including cannabis and street valium, were accepted.

Defence agent Jackson Bateman told the court: "My client suffered significant injuries in the explosion. He still has visible scars."

Mr Bateman said it was accepted that Hastie had not been intending to produce cannabis for profit.

He added: "His record is not the most serious and social workers suggest that, on a margin, there is a viable and credible alternative to custody available."

Passing sentence, Sheriff Linda Nicolson told Hastie: "You put others in danger, but I accept you did not anticipate the extent of harm and damage that occurred.

"You were the one who was seriously injured and you are still suffering.

"Your previous convictions are not the most serious the court has seen.

"The amount of cannabis involved was minimal and you were producing it for your own medicinal use.

"In all the circumstances I'm just persuaded that a community-based disposal can be imposed."

Hastie was placed under supervision for a year.

He was also electronically tagged for nine months, meaning he must stay within his home between 7pm and 7am each day.

 

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-area/lanarkshire/drug-user-who-blew-up-25027081

 

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59 minutes ago, bongme said:

Not guilty pleas to charges of possessing drugs, including cannabis and street valium, were accepted.

 

It's good to know if they find you with cannabis or valium you can just plead not guilty and they accept it. :woot:

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1 hour ago, bongme said:

meaning he must stay within his home between 7pm and 7am each day.

 

cool lol

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9 hours ago, bongme said:

He was also electronically tagged for nine months, meaning he must stay within his home between 7pm and 7am each day.

 

 

 

Isn't that where he committed his "crime" though?  Kind of like sentencing a paedophile to stay within the local Primary School.

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I dont get it ..was he making bho?

It says "The amount of cannabis involved was minimal " but he was using enough butane to be: "badly injured in the explosion, which blew out windows and doors" and " ...potential danger to neighbours in the block of flats".

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Lucky cunt on both counts, that place was blown out proper I remember it on the news when it happened.

 

Covid's even got people going to jail at home now!

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