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Man found with cannabis granted private hire licence Published Date: 05/09/2023

STV News reported that Martin Boyle’s application for a licence was granted for a restricted period of one year, following an objection from Police Scotland. He was also issued a “severe warning” over his future conduct.

An officer told Glasgow’s licensing chiefs that although the applicant’s convictions were “ordinarily considered spent”, they were “deemed to be relevant” to the committee.

He said Mr Boyle had been convicted after a police search of an address in Glasgow in February 2020 uncovered “10 bars of cannabis, each bar weighing 100g, with a value of £150 per bar”.

“The applicant was convicted of being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug, namely cannabis,” he added.

Mr Boyle was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and issued with a restriction of liberty order for nine weeks, the committee heard.

According to the report, Mr Boyle told the committee that he was “no longer involved” with drugs. “I was in a bad place then, I’m in a different place now,” he added.

“I’m quite a good driver, I don’t have any points. I enjoy working with people. I need to be back in the workforce, this is an opportunity for me to prove that I’ve changed.”