Drugs found in child's doll

Published: 17 Oct 2012 12:46

A 28-year-old council worker has admitted habitually smoking cannabis after police searched his home and found the drug hidden around the house including some in a child's doll.

Patrick Reid, of Derrin Park, Enniskillen, was fined £250 when he pleaded guilty at Fermanagh Court to unlawfully possessing cannabis and obstructing a police officer.

A prosecutor explained that on July 14, police searched a house at Hillview Walk in Enniskillen for drugs. They found packets of herbal cannabis in a kitchen cupboard and child's doll, and outside under a wheelie bin and in a van and car.

Reid subsequently went to the police and admitted owning the cannabis in the van and car. Three months later he also admitted owning the cannabis in the doll. In total he admitted that 31 grammes of the drug worth £310 belonged to him.

Defence solicitor, Mr. Michael Fahy, said the cannabis had been secreted in a number of places around Reid's home.

"He tells me he purchased the cannabis in one lot and paid £200 for it," said Mr. Fahy.

He described Reid as an "habitual user" and said the reason he bought the cannabis in one lot was to minimise his contact with the criminals who were supplying it.

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