Was going fishing with friends and experimented with drug

Craigavon Courthouse
Craigavon Courthouse

After smelling cannabis in a car driven by a 32-year-old man police searched him and found a quantity of the drug in a jacket pocket.

Martin Nicholson, Garvaghy Road, Portadown, was fined £200 last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for unlawful possession of a class B drug, herbal cannabis, on April 28 this year.

The court heard that at 3.23pm police stopped a car being driven by the defendant at Garvaghy Park in Portadown.

A search found a small quantity of cannabis, with a street value of £20, in a jacket pocket.

Mr Joe McDonald, defending, said his client had been going fishing with some friends and had been experimenting with cannabis.