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Friday 15 December 2017

A DUBLIN man who claimed he was asked to hold €119,000 worth of cannabis to pay off his murdered nephew's drug debt has avoided a jail term.

A DUBLIN man who claimed he was asked to hold €119,000 worth of cannabis to pay off his murdered nephew's drug debt has avoided a jail term.

John Deans (49), of Liberty House, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of €119,416 worth of cannabis for sale or supply at his home on May 10, 2012. He has eight previous convictions which were all dealt with in the District Court.

Judge Martin Nolan sentenced Deans to a five-year suspended sentence.

"He has a low IQ which has many ramifications," Judge Nolan said.

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