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Saturday 21 October 2017

Man upset at garda search of his home

A DUBLIN man got upset when he discovered drugs officers were searching his home because he has never been involved in drugs, a court heard.

Patrick Power (43) shouted at officers "f**k off you scumbags" and "you're not searching my home, you scumbag".

A court heard he believed gardai had received false information.

Judge John Coughlan applied the probation act.

The defendant, of St Oliver's Park, Cloverhill Road in Clondalkin, admitted before Blanchardstown District Court to obstructing gardai under the drugs act.

Garda Rory O'Sullivan said officers obtained a search warrant and were searching the defendant's home around 1pm on January 21 last when he arrived home.

Gda O'Sullivan said he showed Power the search warrant, but he got upset, and shouted at officers "f**k off you scumbags" and "you're not searching my home, you scumbag".

No drugs were found.

Defence lawyer said Power has never been in involved in drugs, and is quite proud of that.

The lawyer said Power was sorry for his behaviour but he was upset when he saw gardai at his home.

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