Six-year-old cannabis case is set for trial

A Polish national is due to stand trial at the High Court in Glasgow in connection with £1.8m worth of cannabis found growing in a disused Selkirk pub six years ago.

The Queens Head Inn, Selkirk.
The Queens Head Inn, Selkirk.

Police Scotland say 2,000 plants were recovered from the Queen’s Head public house in Selkirk’s West Port in October 2014.

A preliminary hearing took place at the High Court in Glasgow last week involving 34-year-old Jakub Gorski, who gave an address in Murrayburn Grove in Edinburgh.

He faces charges of producing a controlled drug while acting with others at the Queen’s Head, a property in West Port and The Valley in Selkirk and also a flat in Beech Avenue, Galashiels, between March 8, and October 28, 2014.

Gorski has also denied being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug and a breach of the Electricity Act while acting with others The 34-year-old, who gave an address in Edinburgh, is also charged with a breach of bail by failing to appear at the High Court in Glasgow.

At the High Court in Glasgow a preliminary hearing was continued until October 28.

There is currently no trial diet assigned for the case.