€200 fine for man found with heroin in Lis­towel

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - NEWS - By COURT RE­PORTER

A MAN who ad­mit­ted to the pos­ses­sion of heroin at an apart­ment in Lis­towel last year was fined €200 at Dis­trict Court in the town.

De­nis Mulc­ahy, with an ad­dress at 6 Riverview, Bal­ly­hahill, Co Lim­er­ick, was charged with the pos­ses­sion of ‘di­amor­phine’ on May 24, 2017, at apart­ment 3, No 1 The Square, Lis­towel.

Gardaí told the Court that of­fi­cers de­tained and searched the man un­der the pro­vi­sions of the Mis­use of Drugs Act as he ex­ited the apart­ment at 8.24pm on the date. A search of the premises later un­cov­ered a num­ber of bags of heroin and Mr Mulc­ahy ad­mit­ted own­ing one of the bags, car­ry­ing a street value of €20.

Mr Mulc­ahy’s solic­i­tor said his client was now at­tend­ing a drug-re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­gramme in an at­tempt to ‘deal with his drug is­sues’; and has not used heroin in the last cou­ple of months.

Judge David Wa­ters, pre­sid­ing, im­posed a fine of €200 on the de­fen­dant.

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