A Portlaoise man convicted of having 11 packets of cocaine for sale has been given 100 hours’ community service in lieu of six months in prison.
Before last week’s district court was Kevin Moylan, 121 Hillview Drive, Knockmay, Portlaoise.
He had been convicted at a previous court sitting of the possession of drugs and possession for sale or supply, at the Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, on March 17 this year. On that date, he was stopped at a garda checkpoint and the drugs were found in his pocket.
His solicitor, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick last week told the court that Moylan was suitable for community service.
Judge Catherine Staines noted that there was a very good probation report on Moylan, and remarked that she hoped Moylan would continue to attend Coote Street addiction service.