A PORTLAOISE man with 56 previous convictions currently in jail, has been given an additional three-month sentence for drug possesion.
John Dunne, Colliers Lane, Kilminchy, Portlaoise, was arrested at James Fintan Lawlor Avenue, Portlaoise, on August 31 last year.
Garda Edward Brennan gave evidence that during a search, Dunne was found to have a bag of heroin in his pocket.
Defence, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick said that Dunne’s release date is September 14 and he hopes to be clean by that time.
Judge Catherine Staines ruled as outlined.