Couple’s dispute led to cannabis find

AN early morning public argument between a couple led to the discovery of cannabis and a court appearance last week.

AN early morning public argument between a couple led to the discovery of cannabis and a court appearance last week.

Nigel Walsh, of 2 The Hermitage, Borris Road appeared before Judge Catherine Staines last Thursday April 4, charged with unlawful possession of drugs.

The charge dated back a year ago, to April 8 2012, at 2.30am, when a routine patrol by Garda Paul Linnane of Millbrook, Towerhill, led to him noticing a couple “having a dispute”.

Garda Linnane then saw a pipe on the ground which he found contained cannabis, leading to the arrest of Nigel Walsh.

Defending solicitor Josephine Fitzpatrick confirmed that her client had been in court previously on a public order offence. Last September he had paid €300 to the court poorbox. Ms Fitzpatrick explained that the offences had been made six days apart.

Judge Staines ruled to give Walsh the benefit of the Probation Act.