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A man was fined for having a stun gun at his home, at Portlaoise court last Thursday.
Jason Grennan of 10 Colliers View, Colliers Lane, Portlaoise was charged with unauthorised possession of a firearm at his address on February 29, 2020.
Sgt JJ Kirby told the court that a property was searched by Gardaí on the date in question.
A black stun gun was found. Mr Grennan admitted ownership of it.
Defence Solicitor, Josephine Fitzpatrick noted it was a very serious offence.
She said there was naivety around his possession of it.
He had got it as a present from Turkey. It was in his home and he accepted that.
He thought it was a cool thing to have, she told the court.
Judge Staines directed him to pay €300 to the court poor box.
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