A scaffolder found in possession of cannabis was “dabbling” in drugs at the time, a court has heard.
Conor McKenna (25), Lambay View, Rush pleaded guilty to possession of drugs on October 17, 2019 at Mourne Close in Skerries.
Swords District Court heard gardaí carried out a drugs search at a property in Moran Close, Skerries and on foot of this McKenna was found in possession of 26.5g of cannabis.
Garda Paul McGeough said he was satisfied the drugs were for McKenna’s own personal use.
The defendant has 17 previous convictions, the last of which dates back to 2018.
Defence solicitor Fiona D’Arcy said the accused was completely co-operative with gardaí and pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity.
She said the incident happened when he was “dabbling in drugs” but he no longer smokes cannabis and is now working as a scaffolder.
Judge Gerard Jones convicted McKenna at Swords District Court and imposed a €300 fine for the offence.