Judge Olann Kelleher made the comments as he imposed a six-month jail term on a heroin dealer who was caught cycling around Gurranabraher with €500 worth of the drug.
“Heroin causes havoc in the city,” said Judge Kelleher. “The most serious matter here is the heroin for sale or supply — trying to make money out of other people’s misery. This causes terrible trouble in the city as everyone knows.”
Judge Kelleher imposed a six-month jail term on Eugene O’Rourke, of Orrery Rd, Gurranabraher. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to this and other charges at Cork District Court.
Sergeant John Kelleher outlined the background to the crime. “On May 13, 2018, after 8.30pm, gardaí from Gurranabraher were on mobile patrol in the Cathedral Rd area of Gurranabraher when they observed a man on a bicycle, known to them as Eugene O’Rourke.
“Garda David O’Sullivan approached him and he appeared to be nervous. He informed him he was going to search him and was transferring him to Gurranabraher Garda Station for search.