LETTERKENNY MAN CAUGHT WITH COCAINE HAUL AT FATHER’S HOME

first_imgA 28 year old Letterkenny man was caught with €1,600 of cocaine when Gardai raided his father’s home.Ronan McBride appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning and pleaded guilty to the possession of the drugs.The court was told that officers from the Garda Drugs Squad called to the address at 10 Kilbracken, Gortlee but there was nobody there. They entered the premises and while searching it, McBride returned.As the searched progressed they uncovered two mobile phones and also a quantity of cocaine in various bags in McBride’s jacket which was hanging on the bannisters of the stairs.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said the man’s father was well-known and respected in the community and did not know of his son’s use of drugs.The court was told McBride had an Honours Degree in Journalism and now had a four year old child.He said his client had no intention of selling the cocaine but had planned to give it to his friends.He had bought such a large quantity of the drug because he felt it was more dangerous to but it in smaller amounts.The court was told his actions had been most unhelpful to his family’s reputation.McBride had attended Whiteoaks Treatment Centre for an addiction to alcohol and was now attending Northlands in Derry.Judge Paul Kelly said he was adjourning the case until March 25th to see how McBride’s treatment progresses.LETTERKENNY MAN CAUGHT WITH COCAINE HAUL AT FATHER’S HOME was last modified: January 21st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cocaineletterkennyRonan McBridelast_img

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