Wednesday 16 October 2019

Had weighing scales in car

When a car was stopped and searched by Gardaí a weighing scales was found along with plastic bags, Sligo District Court was told.

Before the court was Thomas McLoughlin of Rinbane, Ballinacarrow who admitted a charge of possession of cannabis at the Green Road, Cairn's Hill on October 28th 2016.

Inspector Paul Kilcoyne said while the amount was small, a weighing scales and plastic bags were found in the car and there was evidence of drug dealing when a phone belonging to the defendant was analysed.

Mr Tom MacSharry, solicitor (defending) pleaded that the offence occurred when the defendant was addicted to cannabis and when he wasn't working,.

He was trying to source the drug from the Netherlands.

Mr MacSharry added that it was a small operation for the defendant and his friends and he was trying to fund it.

He was now clean and sober.

Judge Kilrane fined the defendant €300.

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