Galway resident Cian Heaney last week pleaded guilty in Galway District Court to a section 17 Drugs Act offense of cultivating cannabis plants.
This came after guards searched his house last July and found three plants valued at €800 each, a total of €2400 worth of cannabis.
Heaney’s solicitor stated that the plants were for personal use, noting that only one of them was being grown inside the house.
The other two were found in the back garden shed.
The 28-year-old has six previous convictions for various offenses including public order, criminal damage, and road traffic.
He had been involved in a local family business, but has since moved to the Netherlands, where he is now a bus driver.
Heaney was fined €250.