jUDGE Catherine Staines ordered a probation report for a man who was found with €1,200 of heroin, before she decides on sentencing.
Andrew O’Neill, 26 St Bridget’s Square, Portarlington, was found with the drugs following a search of him at College Avenue, Mountmellick on April 17. At the Garda Station he made a full admission that he was selling the drugs to pay bills and buy cigarettes.
Defending, Ciaran Elders, said the 20-year was in a stable relationship which was encouraging him to kick his drug habit. He said now would be a good time for his client to engage with welfare and probation services. The case was put back to June 7.