A POLICE officer on a bicycle on duty in the Ballymena Showgrounds area for a Ballymena United versus Linfield match smelt cannabis as they passed a man, a court has heard.
The incident happened on November 26 last year, Ballymena Magistrates Court was told on Thursday.
Mark Patterson (29), of Swanston Park, Glengormley, admitted a charge of possessing a Class B drug.
A defence solicitor said it was a small amount of cannabis for his client’s personal use.
The defendant was fined £100.