A person with 50 earlier convictions was discovered with €350 price of heroin hid in his trousers at Letterkenny bus station has appeared in courtroom.
Andrew O’Neill, a 22-year-old with an handle at Meadowbank, Letterkenny, appeared earlier than Letterkenny District Courtroom in reference to the issues.
Inspector Paul Gallagher outlined particulars of the case to the courtroom.
At round 12.30am on October 3, 2020, O’Neill was stopped by Gardai at Letterkenny bus station and searched underneath the Misuse of Medication Act.
Officers positioned a small bag of brown powder hid in his trousers. Evaluation established that the substance was heroin, valued at €350.
O’Neill additionally appeared over an incident on September 1, 2022 at Glencar Park, Letterkenny. Gardai have been attending to a male who required medical consideration after they have been approached by O’Neill.
The defendant was strolling a canine which was a cross between a pit bull and a Staffordshire bull terrier and was not muzzled.
O’Neill started to impede members who have been rendering help. O’Neill turned abusive and aggressive, clenching his fists. Gardai needed to administer handcuffs resulting from O’Neill’s stage of aggression. Inspector Gallagher stated the canine, which was being held by O’Neill’s accomplice, was barking on the time. Pressure had for use within the conveyance of O’Neill to Letterkenny garda station.
Inspector Gallagher informed the courtroom that O’Neill has 50 earlier convictions, together with 29 for street site visitors offences, six offences opposite to the Misuse of Medication Act, 12 for theft, one for the possession of a knife, one for the possession of a cell phone whereas in jail and one for felony injury.
Mr Rory O’Brien, solicitor for O’Neill, stated his shopper has been in a ‘important state of despondency’ following a relationship break-up.
“He didn’t deal with that break-up too properly,” Mr O’Brien stated. “He’s now rebuilding his life. He has suffered tremendously with an habit to medicine, however he’s now not utilizing and he has undergone numerous durations of remedy.”
Decide Éiteain Cunningham stated the medicine cost was ‘regarding’ to the courtroom and requested if a probation and welfare report would profit the accused.
O’Neill addressed the courtroom and informed Decide Cunningham that he began taking medicine when he was 13 or 14.
“I’ve no medical card and I couldn’t get habit remedy,” O’Neill stated, apologising for his manner on a earlier courtroom look. “I’m clear in the meanwhile.”
Decide Cunningham stated it was essential for O’Neill to interact with the Probation Service. “We’re speaking about €350 price of heroin, a critical drug.”
The case was adjourned till January 22, 2024.
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