Saturday 22 October 2016

Love/Hate actor yet to indicate plea on drugs charge


Leroy Harris
Leroy Harris

a YOUNG Dublin actor facing trial for possessing almost €2,500 worth of cannabis has been given three weeks to decide how he will plead.

Leroy Harris (21), who had a recurring role in the hit RTE series Love/Hate, is accused of unlawful possession of cannabis herb at an address on Rutland Street, in Dublin 1, on October 8, 2012, and having the drug for the purpose of sale or supply to another on the same date.


Yesterday he appeared again at Dublin District Court. Copies of the prosecution's evidence, including a garda custody record, a certificate of analysis and a memo of his interview, were handed over to his solicitor Stephen O'Mahony.

Mr O'Mahony was granted a three-week adjournment by Judge Anthony Halpin who ordered that Mr Harris will have to enter a plea at his next court appearance.

Judge Halpin also heard a co-accused is currently before the courts and due to face a hearing next month

The budding actor, who has an address at Mariner's Port, Dublin 1, remains on bail.

He played the character Glen in the hit RTE drama Love/Hate. One of his scenes was at the centre of a controversy for showing his on-screen character filming a cat being killed with an automatic weapon.

The DPP has directed that his case could be dealt with at District Court level, by way of "summary disposal". After hearing that the alleged value of the cannabis was €2,450, jurisdiction was accepted last month when he made his first appearance on these charges.

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