A FATHER of two who had €1,500 worth of cannabis herb, which he was supplying to himself and two friends, has been given a six-month suspended sentence.
Kevin Marry, who has leukaemia since 2009, began to smoke cannabis to increase his appetite. He also suffers from kidney failure, Swords District Court has heard.
Marry, of Chapel Close in Balbriggan, pleaded guilty to being in unlawful possession of cannabis herb for sale or supply on May 2, 2013, at his home address. Defence solicitor Fiona Darcy said the 42-year-old was more than willing to do community service.
Judge Dermot Dempsey did not think community service was appropriate and handed Marry a six-month sentence, which he suspended, and bound him to the peace for two years.