Caught with cannabis in garage forecourt

A 21-year-old man was fined £350 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for a drugs offence.

Paul Francis James Rea, Larkfield Meadows, Craigavon, admitted unlawful possession of a class B drug, cannabis, on March 18.

He was also ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard that police saw a car containing four males parked in a garage forecourt in Waringstown.

They could smell cannabis and Rea had a small plastic bag containing cannabis valued at about £15.

Mr Conor Downey, representing the defendant, said Rea accepted he did have issues with drug abuse and had mental issues.

District Judge, Mrs Bernie Kelly, said if he did not take drugs he would not have depression.