Tipperary man threw heroin on ground as gardaí approached

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Cashel District Court

Cashel District Court

A man exited a bus and as gardaí approached threw an object on the ground, which turned out to be heroin.

Thomas O’Neill of 2 McDonagh CT, Cashel pleaded guilty to a Section 3 possession of drugs offence at Main Street, Cashel on November 1, 2019.

Sgt Carol O’Leary told Cashel District Court that the defendant has previous convictions under the Misuse of Drugs Act and for theft offences.

Defence solicitor Colin Morrissey said addiction issues underpinned his client’s previous theft convictions.

His client, who is currently serving a prison sentence and is due for release in February 2023, is in full recovery six weeks and is off the methadone programme.

Judge Terence Finn imposed four months of imprisonment on the defendant, concurrent with his current sentence.