Drug traces

A PORTLAOISE man stole money from his own sister before he caused a drunken disturbance in the street.

A PORTLAOISE man stole money from his own sister before he caused a drunken disturbance in the street.

Mark Maher, 28 Oakleaf Place, Portlaoise, stole €70 from his sister’s purse on June 11. He was later found in an intoxicated state, shouting abuse and causing a disturbance at O’Moore Place, Portlaoise. When arrested by gardaí, he was found to have traces of heroin on his person.

The matter was put back to July 19.