Thursday 27 October 2016

Love/Hate Leroy Harris star told to finish court punishment


Leroy Harris
Leroy Harris

A Love/Hate actor must finish community service work before he can be considered for the same sanction for storing €2,500 worth of cannabis, a court heard.

Dublin District Court has heard that Leroy Harris (21) was given an "ultimatum" and pressured into storing cannabis to repay a drug debt.

Harris (inset), who had a recurring role in the hit RTE crime drama, has pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of cannabis 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.

Judge Anthony Halpin noted that in an earlier case, last year, Harris was ordered to carry out 150 hours of community service in lieu of a six-month sentence for cannabis possession.

Defence solicitor Stephen O'Mahony told Judge Halpin yesterday that Harris has "still not completed those hours" and the Probation Service want him to address that. Judge Halpin has sought an updated probation report on Harris's suitability for doing another 90 hours community service in lieu of a six-month term. He remanded him on continuing bail to appear again next week.

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