Man caught for the 10th time with drugs

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

A MAN who was caught for the tenth time with drugs may avoid a prison sen­tence if he is deemed suitable for com­mu­nity ser­vice work.

Sean Han­ratty (32), who has a to­tal of 59 pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions, in­clud­ing nine for drugs, pleaded guilty to un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of € 20 worth of cannabis resin at his home ad­dress at Abbeylea Close in Swords.

Garda David Smith said he searched the house at 9.30pm on Au­gust 15th last year. He said he lo­cated the cannabis resin and the de­fen­dant, who was present, took own­er­ship of it.

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Fiona D’Arcy said the 32-year- old, who has two chil­dren, had a ‘slip-up’ fol­low­ing the breakup of a re­la­tion­ship.

‘He hasn’t smoked cannabis since and doesn’t want to go back to his for­mer life,’ said Ms D’Arcy, adding the de­fen­dant is will­ing to do com­mu­nity ser­vice work.

Gda Smith con­firmed the de­fen­dant hasn’t come to garda at­ten­tion since.

Judge John King or­dered a com­mu­nity ser­vice re­port to see if the de­fen­dant is suitable to com­plete 100 hours in lieu of two months in prison and ad­journed the case un­til June 19.

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