FERNS MAN IS JAILED FOR DEAL­ING DRUGS

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

CHRISTO­PHER RYAN (20) with an ad­dress at Clone Lane in Ferns but cur­rently res­i­dent at the Mid­lands Prison was con­victed of drug deal­ing.

Sit­ting at the District Court in Gorey, Judge Ger­ard Haughton sen­tenced him to four months in jail for hav­ing methylene­dioxymethy­lam­phetamine for sale or sup­ply to oth­ers.

Sergeant Gary Rayner reck­oned that the to­tal value of the var­i­ous con­trolled drugs found on Ryan on the night in ques­tion was €800.

The court also learned that the de­fen­dant had pre­vi­ous con­vic­tions on his record im­posed in Lon­don for sim­i­lar of­fences and for armed rob­bery.

He was now in cus­tody await­ing sen­tence in the Cir­cuit Court on a se­ri­ous charge.

Solic­i­tor David Tar­rant said that when his client ar­rived in Ire­land he had no med­i­cal card.

When Ryan did not get his med­i­ca­tion he went off the rails, sug­gested Mr Tar­rant.

The judge said that nor­mally a sen­tence of seven or eight months would be mer­ited but he handed down a shorter term af­ter al­low­ing for time spent in cus­tody on re­mand.

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