NEW ROSS MAN GIVEN 3 YEAR SUSPENDED SENTENCE FOR POSSESSION OF DRUGS
A New Ross man who said he acted as a drugs courier to raise money for his family’s Christmas presents has been given a three year suspended sentence.
The matter came before Judge Alice Doyle at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court.
31 one year-old Jason Lawlor of Longmeadows, New Ross, Co Wexford, and also of Cluain Fada, New Ross, pleaded guilty to having the controlled drug cannabis herb in his possession at Bricketstown, Taghmon, Co Wexford on December 2nd 2013.
The court was told when the vehicle Lawlor was driving was stopped by a garda she got the smell of cannabis coming from the car.
On inspection four bags were observed in the car, at which stage he was arrested and brought to Wexford Garda station.
The cannabis herb had a street value of €12,000.
Donal Collins BL said the defendant was acting as a courier on the occasion and was to receive €750 which he planned to use to buy Christmas presents for his children.
Judge Doyle imposed a three year prison sentence, suspended for four years and subject to conditions.