A YOUNG man caught with over €38,000 worth of cocaine under cushions on a sofa appeared to have “learned a lesson” while remanded in jail for one week, it was claimed.
The judge had previously told the man it was time to “wakey-wakey”.
Garda Anthony MacSweeney of Ballincollig Garda Station testified that gardaí carried out a search for drugs on December 15, 2018, at 65 The Green, Coolroe Meadows, Ballincollig.
The accused man, Cian Galvin, was present when the search of the house was carried out.
“During a search of a downstairs room used by Cian Galvin, cocaine was located under cushions on a sofa,” Gda MacSweeney said.
“The cocaine had a street value of €38,700. A small amount of cash was found in a tin.”
Siobhán Lankford, defence senior counsel, said: “Once the drugs were located, he co-operated and he has no previous convictions. He has not come to Garda attention since. He was heavily involved with drugs from the age of 15 or 16. He has had treatment.”
The judge said that he was concerned at the defendant’s lack of co-operation with the Probation Service.
Ms Lankford said the probation officer was prepared to work with the defendant now, and the defendant also had a very supportive family.
The judge adjourned sentencing until April 30.