Handed cannabis to police at checkpoint

When police stopped a car at a checkpoint the driver handed over a quantity of cannabis to them.

Saturday, 9th April 2016, 7:30 am

Mathew Minish (18), Selshion Parade, Portadown, was fined £150 last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for unlawful possession of a class B drug on December 18. Minish handed over the cannabis to police when he was stopped at a checkpoint.

There was nothing of a similar nature on his record. Mr Richard Monteith, defending, said the drug was valued at £25 and his client had pleaded guilty and answered questions at the scene.