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Cannabis user sent to prison for 3 months

A YOUNG man who was sitting at a train station with a lump of cannabis on his knee has been sentenced to three months in prison.

Adam Errity (21) was "quite open about what he was doing", his solicitor said.

The defendant, of Remount Racecourse, Lusk, admitted before Swords District Court to possession of cannabis worth €400 at Malahide train station last January 29.

Gda David Browne said Errity was sitting with a lump of cannabis resin on his knee. He was searched and found to have two other pieces.

The court heard Errity has 21 previous convictions, including four for drug-related offences.

Defence solicitor Fiona Kelly said Errity has had difficulties with cannabis.

Judge Dermot Dempsey imposed a three-month sentence.