A Lurgan man has been fined £300 after three ounces of herbal cannabis were found in his home.
The 31-year-old’s solicitor told court the defendant had a drug problem which he had previously tried to address.
Stephen McKeown, of McCusker Court, pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
It was heard that on April 8, during a planned search of the defendant’s home, under the Misuse of Drugs Act, police found a jar containing three ounces of suspected herbal cannabis, worth around £600.
During interview, McKeown admitted to possession of the substance and claimed it was for personal use.
Defence solicitor Peter Murphy stated: “He admitted it was for personal use. He has had a drug problem which he has tried to get help for in the past.”
He also commented that it was his understanding that it was £250 worth of the drug.
McKeown was ordered to pay a fine of £300, along with the offender’s levy of £15, within 12 weeks.
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