THE contents of a Walker’s crisps packet in Cork has just cost a Tipperary man €500.
That was the amount of the fine Judge Olann Kelleher imposed on 30-year-old Michael Murphy of 4 Beach Park, Cahir, County Tipperary, for having cannabis for his own use.
Sergeant John Kelleher said that on February 21 2019 at Glenwood, Carrigaline, gardaí carried out a search of a car for suspected drugs.
They found a large Walker’s packet with cannabis in another bag inside it.
Murphy had three previous convictions for having drugs for his own use.
Diarmuid Kelleher said Murphy admitted possession of drugs for own use. He said the defendant used cannabis for pain relief from an injury he suffered.
He said the defendant no longer smoked cannabis.
Judge Kelleher gave the accused four months to pay the €500 fine.