Suspended sentence for selling drugs to friends
A CAHERSIVEEN man who lost his job and had to move out of home after been found with drugs in his apartment in Waterville was given a four month suspended sentence at Cahersiveen District Court last week.
Jeremiah Moran of Direen Cahersiveen was found in possession of cannabis herb, 52 ecstasy tablets and cocaine as well as €2,000 cash at Apartment 1 over the post office in Waterville on July 28, 2016 following a search by gardai.
Sergeant Miriam Mulhall-Nolan, told the court that Mr Moran had made a full admission of sale to his friends with the exception of the cocaine which was for himself.
Defence Solicitor Padraig O’Connell, said that the selling of drugs in this case was the passing of money for drugs between friends but that there was no selling on the open market.
“There was no paraphernalia, no street corners, no scales, no tick-list, no zip-lock bags,” Mr O’Connell said.
“He wasn’t making money out of this.”
As a result of the incident Mr Moran lost his job and is no longer living at home.
“Relationships have deteriorated because of what occurred,” he said.
“Everything closed in on top of him because of this activity.”
Mr Moran had been asked to come up with money for the court poorbox which he had intended to borrow on foot of his employment but when his employment fell through he couldn’t borrow the money.
“He has lost his job, lost his family and lost opportunity,” said Mr O’Connell. He asked Judge David Waters to be lenient as his client wanted to go to the US.
Judge Waters gave him a four month suspended sentence for the possession of MDMA or Ecstasy for sale or supply and took a number of other charges into consideration.