Guilty of drugs offences
A 41-YEAR-OLD Ferns man who pleaded guilty to two drugs-related offences has had sentence adjourned to allow for the preparation of a probation and welfare report.
Simon Ascot, of Craan, Ferns, Enniscorthy, pleaded guilty before Wexford Circuit Criminal Court to the possession of cannabis herb at Craan, Ferns, on March 28, 2017. He ALSO pleaded guilty to the cultivation of cannabis plants at Craan, Ferns.
Defence Counsel Ms Rosario Boyle said Ascot was somewhat dependent on cannabis. He is presently attending a drugs counsellor and seems to be doing quite well. The defendant had five cannabis plants at his home and Ms Boyle said she would be urging the court not to impose a prison sentence. Ms Boyle requested an adjournment for the preperation of a probation and welfare report.
Judge Cormac Quinn agreed to the request and adjourned until June 26.