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Gun victim found with €4k drugs in home is released

A man who was shot on three occasions "by serious criminals" has received a four-year suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court for possession of drugs.

Wayne Brown (23) of Barry Drive, Finglas, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled drug for sale or supply at his home on April 27, 2009.

Garda Mark Clifford told Monika Leech, prosecuting, that gardai found €3,732 worth of heroin and €418 worth of cocaine in two bedrooms in Brown's home. He said Brown has 18 previous convictions.

Sandra Frayne, defending, said Brown was shot three times when he was between the ages of 16 and 17 "by serious criminals", including in the kneecap. She said he cannot play football anymore.

Ms Frayne said he is very remorseful about what he has done and is a different person now.

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