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Court told of cannabis claim

A DUBLIN man was allegedly caught with €1,200 worth of cannabis herb after his home was raided by gardai.

Alan Delve (32), of Willow Wood View in Hartstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of cannabis herb as well as having the drug for sale or supply at his home on June 19 last.

The alleged street value of the cannabis herb was €1,268.

Judge McHugh ordered the disclosure of any statements in relation to the allegations.

The judge adjourned the matter to February when Mr Delve is expected to indicate a plea to the charges.

Years added to driver's ban

A YOUNG man caught driving without insurance was taking home a car his sister had just bought, a court heard.

John Clarke (20) was fined €250 and Judge Patrick Clyne also banned him from driving for two years.

Clarke, of Hillview Grove in Ballinteer, admitted before Dun Laoghaire District Court to driving without insurance on October 23, 2013.

The court heard Clarke has 17 previous convictions and only recently received a four-year driving ban.

Defence solicitor Ronnie Lynam said Clarke was driving his sister's new car home.

He was not banned from driving at the time.

Man with fake licence 'foolish'

A MAN caught with a counterfeit driving licence got it five years ago as he needed a full licence, a court heard.

Alan Lawless (40) was ordered to donate €100 to Blanchardstown Hospice and Judge David McHugh applied the probation act.

The defendant, of Hamptonwood Park in Finglas, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to custody of a fake driving licence at Promenade Road, Dublin Port on November 12 last.

Lawless, who is working and supporting a family, said there were redundancies in 2009, he did not have a full driving licence and made the foolish decision to get one.