Man caught dealing Cannabis and MDMA twice from the same address

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Galway Daily courts Circuit Court MDMA haul

A man who appeared before Galway District Court was found by Gardaí selling Cannabis and MDMA from the same address on two different occasions.

Joseph O’Neill (21), who is from Tipperary, admitted to possessing drugs with the intent to sell at 54 Gort na Coiribe to Gardaí twice within the space of two months.

The court heard that at the time of the searches, O’Neill was unemployed and sleeping on a friend’s couch at the address in Gort na Coiribe.

On December 12, 2016 Gardaí executed a search warrant on the address at Gort na Coiribe and found €750 worth of cannabis and €70 of MDMA pills.

O’Neill made admissions to drug dealing when questioned by gardaí and there was evidence of drug dealing at the house, the court heard.

A second search warrant, on February 15, 2017, uncovered €770 of MDMA pills in O’Neill’s room. He was taken to Mill St. garda station and admitted to drug dealing under caution.

The total value of the drugs recovered in the two searches was €1,600.

The defence told the court that O’Neill has cooperated fully with gardaí at every step of the investigation, he made admissions of guilt at the earliest opportunity and has been at every date required.

In further mitigation it was added that O’Neill is not using any drugs and since the time of the arrests he has found employment.

The court ordered a probation report for O’Neill, with frequent testing for all drugs, in order to, “throw a bit more light on his current status,” the judge said.

However she impressed upon Mr. O’Neill the seriousness of the charges he is facing.

The case was adjourned to September 27 to hear the results of the probation report before sentencing.