A KELTY man has been ordered to do unpaid work after being caught growing cannabis plants in his home.

Ryan Thomson, 36, of Glengask Grove, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on October 8 last year at his home, he produced a controlled drug, cannabis.

He also admitted he was in possession of herbal cannabis.

Depute fiscal Lauren Pennycook said a search warrant was executed and police found five mature plants and 12 seedlings.

Defence solicitor Aime Allan said the plants were for personal use by her client.

She added: β€œHe is no longer growing cannabis and understands that if he continued to do so he would end up in custody.”

Sheriff William Gilchrist said there were children living in the house which was an aggravating factor. He imposed a community payback order with 100 hours of unpaid work.