Gardaí obtained a warrant to search the home of a young man in Douglas, where they found €660 worth of ecstasy in his bedroom.
That was back in August, and now, at Cork District Court, the accused man, Sebastian Pryzawara, of 7 The Green, Green Valley, Donnybrook, Douglas, has pleaded guilty to possession of drugs for his own use and having the illegal drug for the purpose of sale or supply to others.
Background details to the search of the 21-years-old’s home were given in court by Sergeant John Kelleher.
“On August 24, Garda Pat O’Sullivan received confidential information of drugs being stored and sold from the defendant’s address.
“A warrant was obtained and Garda O’Sullivan went there and met the accused. On entering the property, he was taken to the bedroom, where the defendant produced ecstasy tablets from a dressing table drawer.
“The estimated street value of the drugs was €660,” said Sergeant Kelleher.
Judge Olann Kelleher said he could do 200 hours of community service, instead of four months on the possession charge.
A sentence of six months suspended was imposed on the supply charge.
Judge Kelleher was told that the young man had no previous convictions and was using drugs at the time of the offence, but was since back in education, engaging with the probation service, and remaining drug-free.
The judge said that it was obvious that gardaí were acting on certain concerns when they obtained a search warrant.
The probation officer concluded he was a moderate risk of reoffending, because of the people with whom he was socialising.