Cannabis was found in dish

A piece of cannabis resin was found in a small dish in the living room when police searched a house in Portadown.

John O’Connor (54), Parkside, Portadown, was fined £200 last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for unlawful possession of a class B drug on November 24 last year.

He was also ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy.

The court heard that at 10.45am police searched the home of the defendant and found a small lump of cannabis resin in a small dish in the living room. O’Connor admitted it belonged to him.

Mr Joe McDonald, representing the defendant, said O’Connor was the subject of a suspended sentence for numerous offences but none related to drugs.

He added that his client had forgotten about the cannabis.