Wexford man was rising hashish in a hidden cabinet in his backyard shed

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A person who was rising hashish crops in a hidden cabinet in a backyard shed, was fined €250 by Judge John Cheatle at Wexford District Court.

arren O’Connor, 42, Cois Carraig, Newtown Road, Wexford  pleaded responsible to the offence which was detected by gardai on May 14 final.

Sergeant Victor Isdell mentioned gardai went to the defendant’s house with a search warrant and had been dropped at a shed within the rear backyard.

There was a big cabinet with an 8ft by 4ft desk towards it. Inside the cabinet was a again tent with a zipper, which when opened, revealed three mature hashish crops.

The set-up included infra-red lighting, a fan, a temperature guage and an extractor to scale back the scent from the crops.

Sergeant Isdell mentioned it  contained three crops with an estimated road worth of €800 every. The defendant had one earlier conviction in 2002 when he was fined €200 for possession.

Ed King, solicitor mentioned his consumer voluntarily introduced Garda Mulqueen to the shed and made a voluntary cautioned assertion.

He mentioned the defendant was 42-years-old and labored in a manufacturing facility. It was accepted by the gardai that there was no query of the hashish being bought, it was for his personal use.

Judge Cheatle imposed a effective of €250 and allowed six months to pay. He ordered the destruction of the hashish crops.

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