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Monday 5 December 2016

Man kept €100k of heroin at his home

Craig McManus (23) of Kiltalown View, Tallaght, Dublin, pleaded guilty to having €101,537 of heroin at his home in May 2014. Stock picture
Craig McManus (23) of Kiltalown View, Tallaght, Dublin, pleaded guilty to having €101,537 of heroin at his home in May 2014. Stock picture

A man who was caught with over €100,000 worth of heroin in the home he shared with his mother and younger sisters has been sentenced to four years in jail, with the last 18 months suspended.

Craig McManus (23) of Kiltalown View, Tallaght, Dublin, pleaded guilty to having €101,537 of heroin at his home in May 2014. He also pleaded guilty to having €8,225 worth of heroin on October 26, 2014.

His 80 previous convictions include drug dealing, road traffic, theft, and public order offences.

In Dublin Circuit Criminal Court Judge Karen O'Connor accepted that his mother had paid off his drug debts in the past after having been threatened at her home.

She said she had "no option but to impose a custodial sentence" before suspending the final 18 months of a four-year sentence on strict conditions.

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