Man is ‘dealing with drug demons’

A man who has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a burglary at the mansion owned by the son of EuroMillions winner Dolores McNamara is ‘dealing with his drug demons’, while an arrest warrant is in existence for the other man.

Jeffrey Lee, aged 41, of Cosgrove Park, Moyross, Limerick, has pleaded guilty to entering Tinerana House, the property of Gary McNamara, as a trespasser and theft between August 17 and September 14, 2013.

Mr Lee’s co-accused, Declan Browne, aged 26, of Lackyle, Ardnacrusha, Co Clare, has pleaded guilty to handling stolen property on September 13, 2013, at Clear Circle Metals, at Ballysimon Rd, Limerick.

Yesterday, Det Sgt Oliver Nevin told Ennis Circuit Court a bench warrant remains in existence for Lee’s arrest, who failed to show in court for the sentencing hearing of the two last months.

Det Nevin said gardaí were applying to revoke bail for Browne after breaching his bail conditions.

Det Nevin said Browne has daily signing on conditions at his local garda station and had not signed on since last September.

However, Patrick Whyms, defending, told the court that his client is to regularise his signing on, while he is also finally dealing with his drug demons.

Judge Keyes remanded Browne on bail to Limerick Circuit Court this Friday.

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