Four plead guilty to dealing in drugs

Three men and a woman pleaded guilty yesterday to dealing in a synthetic drug similar to ecstasy in Cork City in September 2012.

Four  plead guilty to dealing in  drugs

David McGrath, aged 25, and John O’Dwyer, aged 26, both of 23 Roman St, Cork; David Maguire, aged 31, of 14 Palmbury Orchard, Togher, Cork; and Victoria McCormack, aged 22, of Cornmill apartments, Connell St, Cork, were all arraigned at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

All four admitted having a powder containing MDMA (or ecstasy powder) and another drug known as PMMA, or paramethyoxymethylamphetamine.

All four were remanded on continuing bail for sentencing on February 26.

John O’Dwyer pleaded guilty to having MDMA and PMMA for sale or supply at 23 Roman St on September 8 and again on September 9, 2012.

McCormack admitted having the same drugs for sale or supply at her home at Cornmill apartments on September 7 and on September 10, 2012.

Maguire confessed to having the same drugs for sale or supply at Lapps Quay, Cork, on September 7.

McGrath pleaded guilty to having the drugs for sale or supply at Tesco, Wilton shopping centre, in Cork on September 8, 2012, and having cannabis for sale or supply at the same date and place.

While McCormack indicated, through her barrister, that she was prepared to be sentenced yesterday, counsel for her co-accused wanted a short adjournment to allow time for the preparation of background reports.

Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said all four cases should be dealt with together.

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