A man caught growing thousands of pounds worth of cannabis plants was hit with a tag.

Glasgow Sheriff Court heard how cops turned up at Edward Renton's Toryglen property around 7.30am on December 21, 2020.

They noticed a strong smell of cannabis and moved to enter the house.

But prior to forcing entry Renton, 36, allowed officers in to his home, saying to them “no comment”.

Officers found a cannabis cultivation in the basement.

A search warrant was applied for and granted, the court heard, and fans, lighting and heating equipment were found alongside the plants.

Some 18 plants were found in total, worth between £3000 and £5000.

The defence brief said Renton realised the serious nature of the offence he pleaded guilty to.

She added: “The early plea reflects his remorse.”

The lawyer said her client had not used cannabis for “some time” and had not offended since the date of the offence.

She added that Renton now has a steady partner who he lives with and has benefited from the stability of this.

Sheriff Vincent Lunny said: “Production of cannabis is a criminal offence, as you now know.”

Renton was tagged for three months, keeping him at home between 7pm and 7am.