A West Cork man, who was caught with €16,000 worth of cocaine more than two years ago, has since addressed his addiction difficulties and now he has been given a two-year suspended jail term.
Graham Curley of Acres, Leap, County Cork, came before Cork Circuit Criminal Court on a charge of having cocaine for the purpose of selling or supplying to others on Sept 22, 2017. Detective Garda Conor O’Mahony testified that Curley was caught with €16,000 worth of cocaine for sale or supply.
Defence barrister, Peter O’Flynn, said the accused was successful in completing a residential drug treatment programme.
Det. Garda O’Mahony agreed that the accused had not come to the attention gardaí since he was caught.
Judge Seán Ó Donnabháin said of Curley: “He was initially reluctant, hesitant or unable to deal with his addictions.
“For a while, he was remanded in custody. But since then he has done very well. There may have been a relapse but it did not develop into anything greater than that.
“He appears to on some sort of straight and narrow now.”
The judge imposed a sentence of two years, suspended.