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Fifth cannabis conviction for Douglas man

High Bailiff orders man to complete 100 hours community service

A Douglas man who’d completed 40 hours of community service imposed for possessing cannabis will have to do 100 more after being caught again with the same drug.


Luke Michael Callister of Lheannagh Park appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse.


He pleaded guilty to possessing the class B drug on 14 July.


Prosecution advocate James Robinson told the hearing police were on patrol when they spotted a Ford Focus parked in the West Baldwin Car Park and went to investigate.


Inside, they found Callister on the back seat, and he voluntarily handed over 1.8 grammes of cannabis which he said was for his personal use.


The court heard it’s Callister’s fifth cannabis conviction and when police arrested him he was almost halfway through completing a community service order imposed in April for his last drugs offence.


Mrs Hughes discharged that order and instead made him the subject of a new combination order, meaning he’ll spend 12 months on probation and complete 100 hours of community service.

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