Case ‘struck out’ af­ter €80 do­na­tion to char­ity

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

A TEENAGER who was caught with €80 worth of cannabis in her home had her case struck out af­ter she made a char­i­ta­ble do­na­tion.

Shan­non Quaid (18) of Drogheda Street in Balbriggan ad­mit­ted to be­ing in un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of €10 worth of cannabis at her home ad­dress on Jan­uary 15.

Balbriggan Dis­trict Court heard the house was searched by gar­dai and the cannabis was found.

The de­fen­dant was fully co-op­er­a­tive with gar­dai and ad­mit­ted own­er­ship of it, the court heard.

She has no pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions.

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Fiona Kelly said the de­fen­dant, who is not work­ing, has given birth to her first baby in the past few weeks.

‘She is ex­tremely apolo­getic and cannabis is no longer an is­sue for her,’ said Ms Kelly.

‘She is ask­ing for one chance,’ Ms Kelly added as she pleaded her client’s case in the Dis­trict Court.

Af­ter a re­ceipt was handed into Balbriggan Dis­trict Court show­ing that the de­fen­dant had made a do­na­tion of €80 to lo­cal char­ity, Balbriggan Meals on Wheels, Judge Paula Mur­phy struck the case out.

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