Community service for man caught with herbal cannabis


A 25-year-old man was given 150 hours community service last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for a drugs offence.

Paul Boswell, Brookfield Meadows, Banbridge, admitted possession of a class B drug, cannabis, on January 5 this year.

As well as the community service he was also put on probation for 18 months.

The case had been adjourned from a previous court so that a pre sentence report could be prepared.

The previous court heard that at 1am police were called to an incident at a house in Banbridge.

Boswell had been at a party in his partner’s aunt’s house and had been asked to leave.

During a search police found a small quantity of herbal cannabis on a small table in the living room.

District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, warned Boswell if he came back to court and the order revoked he would be ‘in deep trouble’.