Thursday 18 October 2018

IN BRIEF: €3k heroin haul of drug addict

A DUBLIN drug addict has been given a three-year suspended sentence for possessing almost €3,000 of heroin at his home.

Gardai with confidential information went to Rory Monaghan's house with a search warrant and uncovered the cache in a tobacco pouch hidden in a DVD case.

Monaghan (31), of Seacliff Road, Baldoyle pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possessing 19.5 grammes of heroin worth €2,926 for sale or supply on June 8, 2010. The court heard €1,300 of cannabis herb was found at the premises.

Monaghan was sentenced to three years, suspended for five years.

Airport shut by landing drama

Newark Liberty Airport has reopened after a United Express flight from Atlanta made an emergency landing, forcing an hour-long shutdown.

There were no reports of injuries among the 71 people aboard in yesterday's incident.

The flight landed shortly after the pilot was approaching the airport to land as scheduled and noticed a landing gear problem.

Teen accused of shoplifting

A 14-YEAR-OLD schoolboy is facing prosecution for repeatedly stealing sandwiches and soft drinks from a shop in Dublin.

The alleged thefts occurred on six dates last November at the same shop in a west Dublin suburb.

He was also charged with possessing a set of bolt cutters as a tool for use in a theft at Bow Lane West, in Kilmainham, on April 22 last year.

The boy was ordered to appear again at Dublin Children's Court next month.

Police hurt in Occupy clash

TWO Californian policemen were injured in clash with members of the Occupy movement who were at the state Capitol to counter a rally by a group protesting violence by blacks against whites in South Africa.

The clash erupted in Sacramento as about 50 members of Occupy Oakland began throwing cans at the officers, who were escorting members of the South Africa Project.

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