A TULLIBODY man was caught growing ten cannabis plants in his home by police who had gone there on another matter.

Martyn Reid, of Glen Kinchie, appeared at Alloa Sheriff Court on Thursday, January 27, for sentencing.

The 31-year-old admitted that on March 12 he was producing a controlled drug, cannabis.

Depute fiscal Rachel Wallace said police had been trying to trace a vehicle in the Tullibody area and found it in Reid's driveway.

The officers were speaking to him about this and asked to go inside.

He agreed to this and when inside the officers found ten cannabis plants growing in a cupboard.

Reid told officers: "I've got anxiety and a bad back."

The depute told the court the plants were valued at £200 each.

Defence solicitor Robert Smith said his client takes cannabis for the reasons he had told the police and had decided to grow the plants because of that.

"The police attended there on an unrelated matter," he added. "The cannabis was for personal use,"

Sheriff Neil Bowie fined Reid £740.