Suspended sentence for drugs

A DEFENDANT who admitted having drugs in his possession for sale or supply to others was handed down a nine-month suspended sentence at Kilkenny Court.

A DEFENDANT who admitted having drugs in his possession for sale or supply to others was handed down a nine-month suspended sentence at Kilkenny Court.

David Norris, 22 St Johns Road, Lakeside admitted having drugs in his possession for personal use at Granges Road, Kileknny on November 9, 2011 and to failing to appear in court on June 12.

The court heard that on November 9, 2011 gardai were on patrol on the Granges Road. A garda witness told the court that he observed a vehicle acting suspiciously and located €200 worth of cannabis on the defendant’s person.

Norris admitted being in possession of the substance to gardai and told them that he intended to supply half of the drugs to a friend.

Solicitor Michael Lanigan told the court that his client had used €100 to buy cannabis for his own use and that he had been given €100 by another friend and was bringing the drugs to another friend when he was stopped by gardai.

Judge Eamon O’Brien sentenced him to nine months in prison which he suspended on condition that the defendant enter a bond to be of good behaviour for two years and attend rehab.