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.