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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Ex-private schoolboy did drugs deal in car

An A-grade student and champion tennis player was dealing drugs from the boot of a stolen car in an underground car park, a court has heard.

Michael Murphy (21), who attended Terenure College, admitted at the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cannabis and cannabis resin for sale or supply on April 1, 2010.

The drugs were found by gardai who searched the car after it had been reported stolen and recovered.

The court heard that two other men offered money to the driver of a tow truck service, who was collecting the car, to let them retrieve something from the car, but the driver refused their offer.







Loitering

Murphy, of Woodstown Meadows, Ballycullen, Dublin, was later arrested when gardai found him loitering around the towing company garages late at night and he admitted dealing drugs out of the boot of the car before it was towed away.

He said he was paying off a debt of €500.

Sarah-Jane O'Callaghan, defending, said Murphy came from a "nice upright family" and was an 'A' student at Terenure College and a champion tennis player with Templeogue Tennis Club.

Judge Anthony Hunt ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing until May.

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