A BRAY man who swallowed wraps of drugs told a judge that he had only ever seen things like that 'on television.'
Paul Kearney (41), 19 Ledwidge Crescent, Bray, appeared in Bray District Court last Thursday charged with obstruction.
Garda James Doolan told the court that gardai drove past Kearney on Dublin Road on October 5. They said he quickened his pace, and subsequently swallowed what they said was bags which had been in his clenched fist.
He agreed to a drugs search after getting rid of the substance.
Kearney said that he had nothing in his hand and was making his way towards the bus stop at the time.
' That's a lie,' he said. ' There was nothing to do with wraps. My life is nothing to do with anything like that.' When asked how big a wrap of heroin might be, he said the size of a nut, adding 'I've seen them over the years on the telly.'
The court heard that Kearney is stabilised on 90ml of methadone.
'I don't accept the denial,' said Judge David Kennedy, adding ' if he's stabilised on 90ml of methadone and swallowing wraps of heroin it's a bit of a contradiction.'
He adjourned the matter to March 14 for a probation report.