MIDLETON gardaí got a warrant to search a house in the town and when they arrived in the kitchen they found a man sitting at the table with cannabis and a weighing scales in front of him.
That was the evidence given by Sergeant Seán Leahy at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.
Kevin Horgan of The Green, Tir Cluain, Midleton, County Cork, pleaded guilty to a charge of having the cannabis for sale or supply on February 15 last year at his home. He made full admissions at the scene that he had the drugs for sale or supply.
Horgan said he paid €1,000 for the cannabis.
The official street value given to the drug by gardaí who seized it was closer to €2,000.
The 26-year-old told gardaí he resorted to selling the drug in an attempt to pay a non-drug-related debt.
Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said the defendant had been smoking cannabis from the age of 13.
Vincent McKechnie, defence barrister, said the defendant was very anxious to avoid going to jail and suffered a lot from anxiety.
The judge said he was considering remanding him in custody as he did not appear to have done enough to rehabilitate.
Mr McKechnie pleaded with the judge not to remand the accused in custody and said he had attended at a drug counsellor and gone to Arbour House.
The judge said that with some reluctance he would adjourn sentencing until April 30 with the accused on bail until then.
He required Kevin Horgan to have urinalysis done on three occasions in the meantime at his own expense.