Spotted smoking cannabis

Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.
Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

Two men were seen on CCTV smoking cannabis from a makeshift ‘bong’ at the rear gates of the Rushmere centre, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Wednesday.

One of them was Andrew Graham (21), Kiln Lodge, Lurgan who was fined £100 for unlawful possession of a class B drug on May 17 this year.

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

The court heard that on May 20 police were told by a security guard that on May 17 at about 12.30pm he saw two males acting suspiciously at the rear gates of Rushmere.

They were seen on CCTV smoking something from a makeshift ‘bong’, a coke can.

When spoken to Graham admitted it may have been cannabis and that his co-accused had put it in the coke can.

The case had been adjourned from a previous court for a short sentence report from probation.

A barrister representing the defendant said he had a previous caution for a cannabis offence and was on a final warning from his employers.