Case ‘struck out’ after €80 donation to charity
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.