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‘Pot luck’ cannabis plant grows in garden

A CLOUGHLEIGH man has told Ennis District Court that it was “pot luck” that a cannabis plant happened to be growing in the garden of his home. Matthew Reddan, 27, with an address at Shallee Drive, pleaded guilty to a charge of cultivating a cannabis plant at his address on June 14 last. Defence solicitor John Casey told the court that his client had possession of a cannabis seed and decided to plant it. “He put it in a pot and it grew in the pot outside. He might’ve even forgotten about it,” he said. Mr Casey told presiding Judge Patrick Durcan that the court often hears cases whereby lighting and other equipment is put in attics to facilitate the growth of cannabis plants. In his client’s case, the cannabis was grown outside and it was just “pot luck” that it grew in that environment. Judge Durcan asked “was it a case of Jack and the beanstalk?” Garda Inspector David …

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Sex offender’s behaviour to be monitored

A MAN who admitted spending nights at an address other than the one provided to gardaí, in contravention of the Sex Offenders Act 2001, had his case adjourned at Ennis District Court on Wednesday. The charge was admitted by the defendant but his solicitor, John Casey claimed he hadn’t properly understood the requirement upon him and regretted it greatly. The court heard that the defendant had been away from the Ennis address provided for more than seven nights between February 14 and March 30, without notifying gardaí. Speaking to the court, Mr Casey said the defendant had been careless about the terms he is bound by and hadn’t understood that staying overnight would be a breach, if he wasn’t changing his address. It was claimed he had been staying overnight at the house of a partner in another part of Ennis and had been returning to the address gardaí were aware of, where he was arrested. The defendant apologised to …

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