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Friday, May 23, 2008

Cocaine dealer jailed for three years

A Castleconnel man has been jailed for three years at Limerick circuit court after he admitted to having cocaine worth €3,840 which was found at his house last year.

Mark Quinlivan of Patricks Villas, Castleconnel who is a known drugs supplier was apparently owed more than €40,000 when he was arrested by Gardai last year on suspicion of drug dealing.

The court was told yesterday how gardai recovered drugs paraphernalia along with electronic weighing scales, self sealing bags, two mobile phones and two notebooks containing a list of names and amounts of money.

Judge Carroll Moran was told how the accused with 14 previous convictions admitted all responsibility for the seized drugs.

With the defendant’s guilty plea taken into account Judge Moran sentenced the man to three years and stated that if the defendant had contested the charges he could have received up to seven years in prison.

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