A man who claimed he returned from holiday to find a cannabis cultivation at his Stonehouse home has been jailed for 15 months.Police seized more than 100 plants worth up to £65,000 from an outbuilding, but Thomas Hamilton insisted it was nothing to do with him.However, his fingerprints were found on a bag of herbal material.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.
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