Produced two bags of cannabis from the front of his trousers

When police told a 21-year-old man they were going to take him to the station for a body search he produced two bags of cannabis from the front of his trousers.

Friday, 27th April 2018, 2:17 pm
Updated Friday, 27th April 2018, 2:21 pm

Niall Moffett, Kenlis Street, Banbridge, admitted unlawful possession of herbal cannabis on February 21 this year.

He was fined £200 and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday that at approximately 7.20pm police spoke to the defendant and noticed a strong smell of cannabis.

They told Moffett they were taking him for a body search and he then produced two clear bags containing a green substance from the front of his trousers.

He admitted that it was herbal cannabis and it was for his own use.

He had a previous caution for a similar offence.

A solicitor representing the defendant said his client had a previous conviction last year for possession of a class B drug.