Man is cleared of ob­struct­ing Gar­daí

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A MAN who was searched by Gar­daí for drugs had his case dis­missed at last week’s Bray District Court.

David Mur­ray, of Cedar House, Marl­bourough Street in Dublin was be­fore the court on a charge of ob­struc­tion.

Garda David Costi­gan told the court that on Fe­bru­ary 28 when he spoke to Mur­ray, Mur­ray was ag­i­tated and wouldn’t give the Garda his name.

Mur­ray was taken to Shankill Garda Sta­tion where he could be searched. Small bags with brown and green sub­stances and a white pow­der were found on him.

When Gar­daí told Mur­ray they were seiz­ing the sub­stances he be­came very ag­gres­sive and the search could not con­tinue.

Mur­ray gave ev­i­dence in court stat­ing the sub­stances were le­gal and he had bought them in a head shop in Tem­ple Bar.

He said he be­came frus­trated with Gar­daí when they con­tin­u­ally asked what the sub­stances were.

Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan said he was sat­is­fied the search was car­ried out.

While the Gar­daí were cor­rect to be sus­pi­cious and Mur­ray was wrong for stop­ping the ceas­ing of the sub­stances the cus­tody re­port proved the search was car­ried out.

On this ba­sis Judge Con­nel­lan dis­missed the charge.

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