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08 Aug 2022

Templemore man fined €150 for having €30 of amphetamines

Unlawful possession of drugs

Templemore man fined €150 for having €30 of amphetamines

Thurles District Court

A Templemore man who was found in possession of amphetamines, was fined at Thurles district court.

A previous court heard that Damien Murphy was attending a music event at the Thurles Greyhound Stadium, Castlemeadows, on September 21, 2018.

Mr Murphy, of 74 Main Street, Templemore, was searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act and was found in possession of a “white powder,” later shown to be €30 worth of amphetamines. Mr Murphy was charged with unlawful possession of drugs.

Mr Murphy has three previous convictions, including for drug trafficking. That court heard that Mr Murphy did not serve a prison sentence for drug trafficking but he did receive a fine in relation to drug offences. Judge Colin Daly directed that Mr Murphy complete a probation report by December 3.

At a subsequent hearing of Thurles district court, solicitor Colin Morrissey said Mr Murphy had been residing on the continent for a while.

“He is in full time employment,” said Mr Morrissey. “It was a small amount, for personal use.” Mr Murphy is now living a “drugs free life.”

Judge Elizabeth MacGrath fined Mr Murphy €150 and ordered that the drugs be destroyed.

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