Man had drugs in parents’ house
POSSESSING €200 worth of cannabis in his bedroom at a house shared with his parents resulted in a court appearance for Philip Tyrrell (31) of Glenn Lane, Camolin.
The court heard that on November 21 of last year, gardaí carried out a drugs search at the defendant’s address, which is shared with his parents and brothers. In his bedroom, they discovered €200 worth of cannabis, which Tyrrell said was for his own personal use.
Solicitor Mark Quinn said that his client had ‘no income whatsoever, not even social welfare’. When the Judge asked about this, Mr Quinn said that his client had ‘anxiety problems’ and was unable to engage with the Department of Social Welfare. Mr Quinn said that Tyrrell no longer used cannabis and if he were to take a drugs test, it would come back clear.
The case was eventually put back until September 12 for a Probation Report, which Judge Haughton stressed was to ‘assist’ the defendant.