Four month suspended sentence for repeated drug offence
May 10 2022 08:41 AM
A man who was found in possession of cannabis has been given a four month suspended sentence at Balbriggan District Court.
Andrew Nassi was a passenger in a car on October 25 that was stopped by gardaí at a local garage.
There was a strong smell of cannabis emanating from the vehicle and a search was carried out, the court heard.
Nassi, with an address at Hamilton Walk, Balbriggan, was found in possession of €20 of cannabis.
The defendant has three previous convictions, including one for possession of drugs and one for possession of drugs for sale or supply for which he received a six month suspended sentence.
Defence solicitor Fiona D’Arcy said Nassi had been smoking cannabis a number of years ago and this was the very last offence.
She said he doesn’t have a drug addiction thankfully and all of that is now behind him.
Judge Dermot Dempsey convicted the defendant and imposed a four month sentence but suspended this on condition that he enters into a Peace Bond for a period of one year.