Cannabis hidden in pants

A Portlaoise man caught with €30 of cannabis hidden in the waistband of his pants was fined €100 last week.

A Portlaoise man caught with €30 of cannabis hidden in the waistband of his pants was fined €100 last week.

Darren Whelan, 7 Broomville Court, Portlaoise, was a passenger in a car stopped and searched by gardaí at the Dublin Road, Portlaoise, on March 22.

He had 15 previous convictions.

“He’s staying away from drugs now,” said defence, Mr Declan Breen.