Sunday, September 19, 2021

Cannabis herb worth €80 was allegedly found on a man who was chased down by gardaí after they noticed he was acting suspiciously.

The incident subsequently led them to another drugs find at the man’s apartment.

That was the alleged evidence given at la recent sitting of Portlaoise District Court a 21-year-old man who was charged with possessing cannabis for sale or supply, possessing cannabis and with obstructing gardaí at Link Road, Portarlington. He was also charged with possessing drugs for sale or supply and with possessing cannabis at his address on 19 March last.

It was alleged in court that while gardaí were on mobile patrol along Link Road, Portarlington on 19 March they observed a man acting suspiciously. When they approached him, he allegedly took off on foot, but was shortly apprehended. When searched, gardaí allegedly found €80 worth of cannabis herb on the defendant. On foot of this find, gardaí obtained a search warrant for the defendant’s address and later that day they allegedly found €3,680 worth of cannabis herb in his apartment. Judge Bernadette Owens remanded the man on continuing bail until the next sitting of the case on 7 October and instructed that all garda evidence gardaí be given to the defendant’s solicitor Barry Fitzgerald to allow him time to decide which way to plead in the case.

  • Names of defendants in Portlaoise District Court cases are not printed on social media sites but in the Laois Nationalist newspaper that is available in your local shop or in our online edition here

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