Monday 26 August 2019

Jail for man who was 'dealing drugs from Kinder Surprise egg'

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Declan Brennan

A man who was dealing drugs out of a “Kinder Surprise egg” has been jailed for 18 months.

Andras Szabo (35), of North Circular Road, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of heroin for sale or supply at his flat on July 5, 2016.

Tony McGillycuddy BL, prosecuting, told the court that gardai had information that Szabo was dealing drugs from the flat.

During a search of the flat they found a small “Kinder egg” box which contained plastic bags with heroin. They also found a weighing scales and €1,635 in cash.

The Hungarian native admitted to gardaí that he had kept drugs in the “Kinder Surprise egg” and said he had been dealing the drugs from the house for two weeks.

He said was trying to make some money to send to his daughter in Hungary.

He has two previous convictions for drug dealing, dating from 2014 and received suspended jail sentences for these offences.

Shaun Smith BL, defending, said his client was a recovered heroin addict at the time. He had closed his mind to what drugs can do to communities because he was thinking only of his daughter.

Judge Martin Nolan noted that Szabo had a good history of employment from when he first came here from Hungary.

But he said Szabo received previous chances from the courts and did not take advantage of them. He said a jail term was unavoidable.

Judge Nolan also ordered the forfeiture of the cash seized, which Szabo told gardaí had come from selling the drugs.

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