Had cannabis hid­den in waist­band of un­der­wear

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

A man who con­cealed cannabis herb in the waist­band of his un­der­wear has been con­victed and fined af­ter he failed to ap­pear in court to face the charge.

Laine Smith (23) of Screeny, Manorhamil­ton, was charged with hav­ing of cannabis on The Mall on 6 th Jan­uary 2018.

The court heard Smith was stopped by Gar­daí “in an area known for drugs” and “ap­peared ner­vous.”

Gar­daí found “plant ma­te­rial” con­cealed in the waist­band of his un­der­wear and asked Smith what it was. He said it was cannabis, for him­self.

The plant ma­te­rial was sent for anal­y­sis and con­firmed to be cannabis.

The court heard he pre­vi­ously re­ceived the Pro­ba­tion Act for a sim­i­lar of­fence.

Judge Kil­rane con­victed Smith and fined him ¤200 in his ab­sence.

Separately, Ciana Clancy (27) of Cal­tragh Cres­cent, Sligo, was given the Pro­ba­tion Act for plead­ing guilty to two counts of hav­ing ¤50 of cannabis in Steven McDon­agh Place, Forthill on 19 th Fe­bru­ary 2018.

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