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Thursday 14 December 2017

Cocaine buried in the garden Jobless man grew cannabis No verdict over Anna Nicole Singer Doherty sells jewellery

A father-of-three hid cocaine under stones outside his house for a friend, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.

Lewis Goize of Cian Lea, Rathbeale Road pleaded guilty to possession of 16.43g of cocaine valued at €1,150 at his home on July 24, 2008.

Garda raided Goize's house after a tip-off.

Goize brought gardai to the front of the house and after digging around under loose pebbles, a bag containing two pellets of cocaine was located.

Judge Katherine Delahunt remanded Goize on bail until January for a probation report.



Jobless man grew cannabis

An unemployed man who grew cannabis plants at his home in order to feed his drug habit and so he wouldn't be "dealing with scumbags" has been ordered to perform 180 hours of community service.

Gerard Batten (35), of Broadfield Heath in Rathcoole, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to cultivating 25 cannabis plants at his home on September 19, 2008.

Batten admitted he bought the cannabis seeds in a head shop in Dublin city centre.

"I didn't want to be dealing with scumbags," Batten told Garda O'Malley. Judge Tony Hunt said he was at low risk of reoffending.



No verdict over Anna Nicole

A VERDICT is still awaited in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial, now in its second week of deliberations.

The jury went home after a full day of deliberations yesterday. Dr Sandeep Kapoor, Dr Khristine Eroshevich and Howard K. Stern are accused of providing Smith with excessive prescription medications while knowing she was an addict.

They say they were trying to help the former Playboy model find relief from chronic pain. They are not charged over Smith's 2007 overdose death.



Singer Doherty sells jewellery

Controversial rocker Pete Doherty has unveiled a line of jewellery inspired by his love of antiques.

The ex-Libertines and Babyshambles star, best known for his drug addiction problems, has worked with jeweller Hannah Martin on Albion Trinketry, which includes cufflinks, rings and watch chains.

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