Man is cleared of obstructing Gardaí
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.