A man who forged prescriptions in a bid to illegally obtain prescription painkillers was fined at Kilkenny District Court.
Piotr Kowalski, 37 Hollybank Lawns admitted forging prescriptions and using a false instrument at
Evidence was heard that the defendant attempted to obtain opiate-based painkillers but did not obtain the prescription drugs.
Sergeant Alma Molloy outlined how the defendant's
Solicitor Con McDonnell told the court that his client was a 31-year-old who suffers from depression and has severe back pain.
Judge Colin Daly convicted the defendant and fined him €1,000.