Two men fined for drugs pos­ses­sion

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A 21-YEAR-OLD Gorey man was fined €350 at Bray District Court for the un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of drugs. Judge Mur­rough Con­nel­lan fined an­other young Gorey man €100 for the same of­fence, warn­ing him to ‘get off the main­te­nance’.

Garda Linda Rior­dan said that on Novem­ber 24 last year she was called to the Kil­macanogue area where a car was parked with three males on board, asleep or passed out. She said that there was ev­i­dence of heroin use in the ve­hi­cle.

Kevin Doyle, Tom­na­healy, Castle­town, Gorey, was ‘in an aw­ful state’, when gar­daí found him in a car with Ge­orge Ka­vanagh, also from Tom­na­healy, at Kil­fenora Lane, Kil- macanogue, the Court heard.

‘My client is a se­rial heroin user now on the wait­ing list for a methadone pro­gramme,’ said Doyle’s so­lic­i­tor Con­way O’Hara.

He added that Doyle ad­mit­ted the drugs found on him were for his own use. The fa­ther of one came to court with his mother. ‘That’s the rea­son he made it to court to­day,’ said Mr. O’Hara.

Judge Con­nel­lan fined Doyle €350.

The Court heard that Ka­vanagh has two chil­dren, in­clud­ing a month-old baby, his so­lic­i­tor Joe Maguire said that his client has been clean for 12 months but is still on methadone. He was fined €100.

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