Single joint found during search
A court’s heard a Ramsey teenager caught with cannabis for the third time in a year was arrested when police raided his home.
Seventeen-year-old Sean Daniel Fitzpatrick of Brockhill Road pleaded guilty to possessing the class B drug when he appeared before magistrates at Douglas courthouse.
Prosecution advocate Rebecca Cubbon told the hearing police officers executed a warrant at his home address at around 4pm on 1 July.
Inside his flat, they arrested two other men who are facing separate charges – but they also found a tiny amount of cannabis Fitzpatrick said was his.
Officers found a single joint, which Miss Cubbon said contained a trace amount of cannabis.
She told magistrates there was so little, the drugs couldn’t be weighed and police couldn’t put a monetary value on the amount inside.
The court heard Fitzpatrick was still paying fines from two convictions for cannabis possession from July last year, but also that he was now looking for work and had turned over a new leaf.
They imposed a conditional discharge for 12 months, meaning he could be resentenced for the offence if he commits another crime in the next year.