'I took a load of Benzos and woke up in the garda station': Man pleads guilty to theft of fire extinguishers

'I took a load of Benzos and woke up in the garda station': Man pleads guilty to theft of fire extinguishers

Judge Olann Kelleher sent the case forward for sentencing at the next sessions of the circuit court commencing on February 3.

A MAN accused of burgling one house and stealing a dozen fire extinguishers from outside another home confessed to the crimes.

Kenneth Duggan of 65 Ballinderry Park, Mayfield, Cork, will be sentenced next month at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

At Cork District Court, solicitor Donal Daly said Duggan was prepared to sign a plea of guilty to all matters against him.

On that being done, Judge Olann Kelleher sent the case forward for sentencing at the next sessions of the circuit court commencing on February 3.

Duggan said at a previous court hearing, “I took a load of Benzos and woke up in the garda station.”

He said he had been clear of all drugs for ten months but got paranoid on that day and took Benzodiazepine (sedative) tablets belonging to another person.

His signed plea of guilty was to charges of stealing 12 fire extinguishers from outside a house at McSweeney Villas and burglary of a house where jewellery and other items were stolen at Barrett’s Terrace.

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