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Man (20) jailed over €1,400 cannabis found in shed

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Daniel O'Connor (20) had the cannabis when gardai searched a house in Blanchardstown.  Stock picture: Getty

Daniel O'Connor (20) had the cannabis when gardai searched a house in Blanchardstown. Stock picture: Getty

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Daniel O'Connor (20) had the cannabis when gardai searched a house in Blanchardstown. Stock picture: Getty

A young man who was caught with more than €1,400 worth of cannabis in a garden shed has been given a four-month sentence.

Daniel O'Connor (20) had the drugs when gardai searched a house in Blanchardstown.

Judge David McHugh imposed the sentence at Blanchardstown District Court.

O'Connor, of Whitestown Grove, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply at Fortlawn Avenue on February 9, 2019.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said the address was searched under warrant and the accused was seen in a rear garden shed area. The shed was searched and cannabis worth €1,438 was found, separated into deal bags.

Bagging

Gardai also seized €2,600 in cash, digital scales and bagging material, the court heard.

The accused was detained and brought to Blanchardstown Garda Station where more cash was found in his possession.

Judge McHugh said there were also road traffic charges before the court.

A probation report ordered previously was submitted.

O'Connor was now in full-time employment and was making progress in his life that would be hampered if he were given a custodial sentence, his lawyer said.

He asked the judge for leniency.

Judge McHugh imposed fines and a two-year driving ban on the road traffic charges.

He said, however, it was appropriate to impose a prison sentence in the drugs case.