Police received report of 'strong smell of cannabis'

Police received report of 'strong smell of cannabis'

POLICE received a report of a "strong smell of cannabis" coming from a property, Ballymena Magistrates Court was told.

Charlotte Pond (31), of Braidwater Gardens, Broughshane, admitted possessing cannabis on March 6 this year.

A defence solicitor said the defendant "confessed" to police she had smoked cannabis before they arrived.

The lawyer said the defendant "was supplementing her proper medication with this illegal substance and also using it as pain relief".

He said the defendant had been using the drug for "medicinal purposes" as opposed to any "recreational use" and is now back with her GP.

The defendant was fined £150.