Drug possession has led to a €300 fine for a man with thirteen previous convictions, but a woman with no previous convictions will escape a criminal record.
In the first of two unrelated cases, father of two Liam Killen, of 20 Cahir Mor, Tullamore admitted having €30 cannabis for his own use when his home was searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act on November 18 last.
None of his previous convictions are for drug-related offences, and Judge Catherine Staines convicted him and fined him €300.
The following case at Tullamore District Court related to a Polish woman who had €60 cannabis resin in the bedroom of her home at 17 Chancery Park Rise.
Silivia Swierczynski, who works as a cleaner, has been given until July 11 to pay €300 to the court poorbox and she will then be left without a conviction.