Defendant had cannabis

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When police stopped a car in Portadown they discovered that one of the passengers had drugs on him.

Peader Robinson (23), Ballyoran Park, Portadown, was fined £300 last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for unlawful possession of herbal cannabis on January 21 this year.

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

The court heard that at 9.05pm police saw a car with two males on board on the Garvaghy Road in Portadown.

They were extremely evasive and Robinson, a front seat passenger, produced a packet of a green substance from the pocket of his hoodie.

He said it was herbal cannabis and was for his own use.

Robinson did not appear in court and a conviction was recorded in his absence.