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‘Passed’ bag of heroin while in custody

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Told might not be in court if ‘something went wrong’A HEROIN addict who swallowed a quantity of the drug to hide it from gardai when they searched his home, was told by Judge Tom O’Donnell that he might not have been in court if “something went wrong”. Jeffrey O’Donoghue appeared at the Circuit Court via video link, answering the charges of Garda David Boland, Roxboro Crime Investigation Unit, and was handed a 10 months prison sentence.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court heard from Inspector Seamus Ruane that the DPP had consented to the summary disposal of the matter on the basis that the accused pleaded guilty. O’Donoghue entered a guilty plea on both the section 15 and section three charges contrary to the Misuse of Drugs act 1977. O’Donoghue, aged 36, of 44 Oliver Plunkett St, St Mary’s Park, was at his home when gardai called with a search warrant, and upon his arrest was conveyed to Roxboro Garda Station.After a period of time in detention, the accused “passed” the bag of heroin and following analysis,  it was valued at €500, in the form of diamorphine O’Donoghue made certain admissions that the drug was purchased to feed his addiction and to supply the habit of his girlfriend. The accused also had some public order matters outstanding dating back to June 13 of this year, where Garda Keith McCarthy was on patrol in the Robert’s Street area of Limerick and found him highly intoxicated, incoherent and staggering.Garda McCarthy asked the accused for his name and details and the court heard that O’Donoghue became “irate, violent and aggressive in front of members of the public”. Inspector Ruane said O’Donoghue was currently  in Limerick Prison having received an eight month sentence three weeks ago for a charge contrary to section 9 of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act 1990. Previous convictions included fines for drugs in 2007, public order matters and the possession of a flick knife that warranted a three month prison sentence in the same year.Solicitor John Devane said his client had an addiction to heroin and in the most recent past, had “his house burnt down around him,” and that he was in a better place in Limerick Prison. Mr Devane added that the quantity of drugs was just for his client’s own use and to supply to his client’s girlfriend and that was the extent of the supply charge before the court. The court also heard since the accused was in prison, he was free from drug use.Judge O’Donnell said there were very “serious aspects to the case” and that irrespective of the means, the drugs were still for supply to a “third party,” thus satisfying the charge. He pointed out that O’Donoghue had several previous convictions, 38 in total, but credited the early plea and the steps that he had taken in the interim.However, he did note the dangers and seriousness of ingesting the drugs to conceal them, noting that O’Donoghue “might not be here if something went wrong”. For the section 15 Sale or Supply Charge,  O’Donoghue was sentenced to 10 months in prison, backdated to July 30 last, when he was first taken into custody. Judge O’Donnell took the section three possession of drugs charge into consideration.For the Public Order Charge of Garda Kevin McCarthy, O’Donoghue was sentenced to three months in prison and  other matters arising out of the Robert’s Street incident were taken into consideration. The sentence was also backdated Email Linkedin WhatsApp Print NewsLocal News‘Passed’ bag of heroin while in custodyBy admin – September 24, 2010 1021 Previous articleA round up of news in briefNext articleLegal challenge to planning decision admin Twitterlast_img read more

Local Girl Scouts Take a Tour of WBKB News

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWBKB News Station was a full house last weekend as Girl Scouts from around Northeast Michigan took a tour to see what news is all about. If you ever wondered what goes on here at WBKB News, a group of local girl scouts could probably tell you.Last weekend the girls got a taste of the day and the life of news. Touring the station, Girl Scout leader, Bonnie Shaw said she was amazed at how much work goes into a 30-minute show.“I think it’s very interesting. I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I mean I watch TV all the time, but that is as far as it goes. It was very interesting,” Shaw said.Trooper, Melody Rigsby said the station gave her hope of having a future career as a reporter.“I’ve always wanted to come here and actually see how it feels to be sitting up at the desk and have lights in your eyes, to see how you guys feel up here,” Rigsby said.Shaw added that the tour helped encourage the girls and reminds them that they can be anything that they want to be in life.“Well with the chances women have nowadays, you can do anything that you want. The more experience that you have by learning about different things; you can choose when you’re ready to be able to go into those fields. So I think this is one of the best fields that they can learn about. If their interested in doing public things like this, this is how they learn, and get an idea,” Shaw said.All in all it was a wonder day teaching the young ladies what goes down at WBKB News, and what life is like daily for me as a reporter anchor. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts of Northeast Michigan, Station TourContinue ReadingPrevious ‘Mooring Buoys’ Being Placed in Lake Huron to Preserve ShipwrecksNext H.U.N.T. Series Part One: Meth, Heroin, and Prescription Drugs Sweeping 4 Countieslast_img read more