A DEFENCE solicitor said a Kells man (24) caught with cannabis whilst a passenger in a car which tried to avoid a police checkpoint is "very ashamed of the trouble he has bought to his mother's house".
Stephen Davidson, of Templemoyle, was caught with cannabis buds on December 13 last year.
A defence solicitor told Ballymena Magistrates Court the defendant was addressing a "long standing issue" with cannabis.
The lawyer added: "He is very ashamed of the trouble he has bought to his mother's house".
District Judge Nigel Broderick said it was the defendant's third time in court for drugs offences and he had previously received a fine and Probation.
The judge handed down a two months prison term, suspended for a year, for the latest offence.