A ROSYTH woman's house was found to have a cannabis farm with more than 40 mature plants.

The drugs, worth more than £12,000, were in the home of Mary Bramley.

She was described as a vulnerable person who had been exploited by those behind the set-up.

Mary Bramley, 48, of Forker Avenue, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

She admitted that on November 10, at her home, she produced a controlled drug, cannabis.

Depute fiscal Azrah Yousaf told the court there were 41 mature plants on the property with a value of £12,300.

The matter came to light after a neighbour had seen two men banging on the door shouting, ‘Mary’.

When asked what they were doing, one of them claimed to be a police officer.

The neighbour did not believe him and called the police, who found the door damaged and went in.

The depute said a “high degree of expertise had been required” in setting up the operation.

Bramley admitted watering the plants for others.

Defence solicitor Alexander Flett said his client “has repeatedly been taken advantage of and she had no idea what the plants were worth”.

He added: “She had a very limited involvement in what was taking place. She’s a vulnerable lady who has been exploited for a considerable period of time.”

The sheriff’s sentencing options were limited as Bramley had ruled out carrying out unpaid work and also a restriction of liberty order.

Sheriff Charles Macnair jailed Bramley for six months.