A person caught sniffing cocaine off the again of a cell phone in Letterkenny tried to flee from Gardai.
Claudio Katanga was charged in reference to the incident on June 19, 2022.
Katanga, a 25-year-old with an deal with at Rockhampton Rise, Barnsley, was not current when the case was handled at Letterkenny District Courtroom.
The court docket heard that Gardai had been on patrol on the day in query after they noticed Katanga performing in a suspicious method.
Gardai then noticed Katanga showing to smell a white powder off a cell phone.
When officers approached and searched Katanga below the Misuse of Medicine Act, a ziplock bag containing suspected cocaine was positioned.
Katanga tried to seize the bag from a garda earlier than he took off working. Gardai apprehended Katanga on Justice Walsh Highway and was subsequently arrested.
Katanga admitted that the substance was cocaine and he instructed Gardai it was for his personal private use.
A subsequent evaluation by Forensic Science Eire confirmed that the substance was cocaine.
Decide Éiteáin Cunningham mentioned she discovered the information confirmed and fined Katanga €150, permitting 5 months to pay.
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