A foster carer who cared for more than 400 children started growing ten plants in her Midlothian garage for alleged personal use during the Covid-19 lockdowns
A Scots foster carer who has looked after more than 400 children was caught with a £6000 cannabis farm in her garage.
Elizabeth Marshall started growing ten plants for her personal use in what her lawyer described as “lockdown madness”.
The 62-year-old set up the hydroponic system to grow the Class B drug and a court heard she became “quite good at it”.
But her cultivation was busted after a blaze broke out nearby and firefighters checked the garage next to her Midlothian home.
Marshall, who had been a foster carer for 33 years, immediately resigned from the role with the local authority following her arrest.
Fiscal depute Sanah Idrees said police were called by firefighters at around 4.20pm on October 17 last year