UNEMPLOYED musician Ryan Higgs from 33 Heatherview, Greystones was one of three men before Enniscorthy District Court last week charged with possession of cannabis.
The 25-year-old was found with a reefer by Garda Cormac Sheridan while attending a festival at Huntingdon Castle in Clonegal on August 17. He was with friends at the event and the Garda was satisfied that the drug, a very small amount according to solicitor June O’Hanlon, was for his own use.
Ms. O’Hanlon asked Judge Donnchadh O Buachalla to spare her client a criminal conviction. She revealed that Higgs was in a band that hoped to travel to the United States. The accused was allowed the benefit of the Probation Act and told to pay €200 to the Garda Benevolent Fund.