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Sunday 22 October 2017

Student with ecstasy 'foaming at the mouth'

Cillian O'Reilly
Cillian O'Reilly

A STUDENT was caught with six ecstasy tablets when gardai were called to a nightclub because he was "foaming at the mouth".

Cillian O'Reilly (22) admitted a drugs possession charge at Dublin District Court.

Judge Michael Walsh adjourned the case for pre-sentence probation report.

O'Reilly, with an address at Durham Road, Sandymont pleaded guilty to possession of ecstasy at Pearse Street garda station on March 14 last.

The court heard gardai were called to Pygmalion nightclub after it was reported that a man was under the influence of an intoxicant and foaming at the mouth.

TABLETS

He was brought to the garda station, where a search was carried out and six tablets were found in his jeans pocket.

The accused had no previous drugs convictions but had a number of prior convictions for other offences. He had taken a business studies course after his Leaving Certificate and had now been accepted onto an IT course, which he was due to start in September.

The accused was living at home with his parents and "trying to get his life in order", his barrister said.

He had entered a guilty plea at the earliest opportunity.

"He has a significant past history for a man of such tender years," Judge Walsh said.

He added that he wanted to see what the accused was doing to address his problems and adjourned the case for a probation report.

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