Cannabis found under seat in vehicle

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A Portadown man was sentenced to 120 hours community service last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for a drugs offence.

Steven Ian Wilson (27), whose address was given as Clonavon Avenue, 
Portadown, had admitted at an earlier court a 
charge of unlawful possession of a class B drug, herbal cannabis.

The case had been adjourned to obtain a short sentence report.

The court heard that on March 14 this year 
at 1.10am police stopped a car in Bridge Street and there was a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle.

Wilson was the only person in the car and a small bag of herbal cannabis was found under the driver’s seat.

He said he had bought it for £20 and it was for his own personal 
use.

Imposing the community service District 
Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said the accumulation of drugs offences on 
Wilson’s record was concerning.