Young man with no previous convictions gets jailed for dealing ecstasy 

Young man with no previous convictions gets jailed for dealing ecstasy 
The Douglas man was jailed for four months for dealing ecstasy. File picture.

A YOUNG Douglas man with no previous convictions who was caught dealing ecstasy powder and tablets — purely for profit — was jailed for four months today.

Judge Olann Kelleher accepted that it was unusual to be jailed for a first offence but said the accused man had been profiteering.

Jamie O’Callaghan of 11 The Crescent, Broadale, Douglas, was caught on September 7, 2018, with over €3,000 worth of MDMA, better known as ecstasy for sale or supply.

The majority of it was in the form of powder and the remainder consisted of 110 tablets.

“During the interview, he admitted possession of MDMA for the purpose of sale or supply.

“He denied that he used drugs for his own personal use,” Garda Sergeant John Kelleher said.

The drugs found in several different bags were located in his bedroom.

Frank Buttimer, solicitor, said the probation report was favourable and the young man had commenced third level education and was due to resume in college.

The solicitor said the defendant acknowledged his wrongdoing and had shown remorse.

Judge Kelleher said, “He was not on drugs, he was doing it to make money and was profiteering here.” 

Mr Buttimer said there was also an addiction forming at the time. The judge said he did not accept that.

The solicitor said the young man had good prospects.

The judge repeated, “He did this to make money and he was caught. I take the view if you sell drugs you take your chance.” 

Cash bail of €400 was set in the event of an appeal.

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