Saturday 19 January 2019

One last chance for drugs teen

A TEENAGE boy, who trafficked drugs into Mountjoy Prison by throwing them over one of its walls, has been given a "last chanc" to avoid a custodial sentence.

The 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty at the Dublin Children's Court to conveying drugs into the prison on March 30 last.

The teenager, who was accompanied by his social worker, had also admitted possessing a knife with a three-and-a-half-inch blade, on July 4 last and possessing €450 worth of heroin for sale or supply on July 2.

Judge Bryan Smyth noted that the teenager was taking part in a training course.

However he said that the teen's drug misuse had to be addressed. The boy had also started living in a hostel because he did not like the location of a care home placement provided to him by the HSE.

The judge said the teenager faced serious charges and was warned he was being given a last chance. The case was adjourned for three weeks.


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