AN Antrim town man made off from the PSNI and then sent a Snapchat to a woman whilst police were in her presence and officers noticed the defendant said: 'I had 30 grammes of weed, I had to run".
Details emerged at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, regarding Michael Parnham (25), of Rathmore Gardens.
He admitted possessing cannabis on September 9 last year.
A prosecutor, Court News NI can report, said police found 15 cannabis wraps weighing 25 grammes during a search at an address.
Whilst police were speaking with Parnham he "ran away".
The prosecutor said police were then speaking to a woman who received a Snapchat from Parnham and police took a picture of the message.
When arrested and interviewed the defendant admitted the cannabis was his for "personal use".
A defence solicitor said the defendant believed the drugs were worth around £250.
The lawyer said Parnham had a "cannabis problem since his teenage years".
The defendant was put on Probation for a year with a condition that he participates in any programme regarding drug addiction.