Ar­rest gave man ‘fright of his life’

Bray People - - NEWS -

A WICK­LOW man found in pos­ses­sion of €120 worth of cannabis when searched by gar­daí has been given the op­por­tu­nity to avoid a con­vic­tion if he can pro­vide a clean urine sam­ple.

Oisin Neary of 120 Heatherville, Grey­stones, Co Wick­low, was charged with un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of drugs at Black­stoops, Enniscorthy, on April 15 last.

Last Wed­nes­day’s sit­ting of Gorey District Court heard that when stopped at a check­point, the de­fen­dant ap­peared ner­vous, lead­ing gar­daí to carry out a search at which point they dis­cov- ered the drugs.

So­lic­i­tor Ian Bracken told Gorey District Court that Neary had never come to garda at­ten­tion be­fore and that the in­ci­dent has given him ‘ the fright of his life’ lead­ing to him quit­ting cannabis and even drink­ing.

Mr Bracken said that his client apol­o­gised and har­boured dreams of trav­el­ling some day.

Judge Ger­ard Haughton said that he would be will­ing to ap­ply the Pro­ba­tion Act if Neary could pro­vide a clean urine sam­ple and ad­journed the case un­til De­cem­ber 13 to al­low this hap­pen.

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