A MAN who admitted growing cannabis plants in his bedroom has been ordered to participate in a drugs counselling programme.
Limerick Court was told, 20 plants, worth around €16,000, were discovered when gardai searched the home of Richard Walsh, aged 28, of Garavogue Road, Raheen, on June 29, 2012
Sgt Donal Cronin said the plants, which were found in Walsh’s bedroom, would have “required a great deal of care and attention to yield their maximum potential” as they were still in their infancy.
Gardai also found €150 worth of loose cannabis during the search.
Walsh pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis for the purpose of sale or supply and he also admitted cultivating the cannabis plants.
Sgt Cronin told the court that Walsh was cooperative at all times and told gardai what he had and where the plants were located.
Solicitor John Herbert said his client had cooperated with gardai and that he “showed them around the house” when they arrived.
Adjourning the case until December 11, next, Judge Eugene O’Kelly commented. “Presumably when you have 20 cannabis plants growing on your bedroom floor it may be somewhat difficult to hide them”.
He added that he wants Walsh to attend a drugs counselling programme before the next court date.