Good to see the Judge has a sense of reality
GARDAI seized €200 worth of cannabis herb and cannabis plants valued at €2,000 in a drugs search, Kilmallock Court heard.
Inspector Pat Brennan said gardai carried out a search of a house on August 16 under warrant.
Kevin Power, solicitor for Mr Lynch, said his client was very co-operative with gardai.
“He has no previous convictions. He is on disability. He suffered a bad injury in 2016,” said Mr Power, who added that Mr Lynch used the cannabis to combat his pain and for anxiety.
Judge Patricia Harney said the fact that gardai arrived at his door on foot of a warrant meant they “obviously had concerns”.
The judge said she had a “lot of sympathy” for his pain management and asked if he had gotten a replacement.
“Yes,” said Mr Power.
Judge Harney made a destruction order for the plants. She also noted it was his first offence. Mr Lynch was fined €100 for cultivating cannabis. The possession of drugs charge was taken into consideration