A convicted drug runner has built a massive kennel complex as he tries to make a career move into puppy breeding.Trading one career in misery for another. Great.
Scott Bennett, 37, was jailed for 15 months after he was caught with 6kg of cannabis in his car in 2015.
After his release, he erected the £180,000 deluxe kennels without planning permission at the posh farmhouse where he lives in Strathaven, Lanarkshire.I guess prison taught him nothing. As usual.
He is seeking retrospective permission for the development but has been told he has no chance of getting approval because of the “industrial” scale of the building.Good. And perhaps the authorities should be looking a little more closely at his source of income. £180k is a large amount for an ex-con to be able to lay his hands on, isn't it?
Bennett claims his crime days are behind him and that his puppy venture arises from being an animal lover.He did learn something in prison after all, then. He learnt how to concoct unlikely excuses.