Bandon gardaí cracked a drug supply case in their area where a young man was sourcing drugs on the internet and having them delivered to his home through the post before breaking it up into smaller quantities for sale.
Garda James Masters obtained a warrant to search the home of David Lynch, 20, at Halfway, Ballinhassig, Co Cork, and when the search was carried out they found a €400 stash of cannabis, €3,000 cash, tick-lists, weighing scales and a phone containing drug-related communications via texts.
Inspector John Deasy said yesterday at Cork District Court: “In the course of formal interview the defendant admitted he ordered the drugs online, took delivery via Ann Post and sold them on.” Defence solicitor, Frank Buttimer, said the experience of the probation service was that Lynch did not for a period of time appreciate the gravity of the situation in which he found himself.
The probation service report stated he did not realise how easily — as a substantial drug user — his life could spiral out of control.
Judge Olann Kelleher brought it home to the young man how serious the issue was: “You are selling drugs in Cork, which is a prison sentence.”
Lynch said he was 100% committed to rehabilitation and working with the probation service.
The judge said he would adjourn sentencing until January 8, 2016 so that the accused could co-operate with the probation service.
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