A MAN who was in possession of cannabis and was ordered to pay €250 to a local charity was placed in temporary custody at Balbriggan District Court last week due to his disrespectful attitude in court.
Luke Farrell was placed in temporary custody after Judge Dermot Dempsey told him to ' stand up straight' and to stop leaning on the bench in the courthouse during his case. 'Stand up straight or I will give you somewhere to lull,' said Judge Dempsey. ' Take your elbow off the bench,' he added. Farrell of Thornville Park in Kilbarrack was in court to pay across €250 to the Balbriggan branch of St Vincent de Paul after he had pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of cannabis on July 26th, 2012 at Sutton Lawns in Sutton. While Judge Dempsey was telling him to stand up straight, Farrell began to shake his head. Judge Dempsey warned him that if he shakes his head once more he will be placed in temporary custody. He then refused to deal with the case at the time and ordered Farrell be placed in temporary custody to wait to deal with the case. At the end of the court sitting, Judge Dempsey dealt with Farrell's case, struck out the charges after he paid across the charity donation.