Monday 23 April 2018

Jail officer pleads guilty to drugs charges

Barry Duggan

A PRISON officer who worked in one of the country's biggest jails for almost 30 years has admitted that he had a variety of drugs for sale or supply last year.

Thomas Corry (51), of Aughrim, Scariff, Co Clare, pleaded guilty to four separate charges in Limerick Circuit Criminal Court yesterday. Until his arrest, the father of three worked in Limerick prison throughout his employment with the Irish Prison Service.


When the case was called yesterday, defence barrister Anthony Sammon indicated that his client wished to be arraigned.

Before Judge Ray Fullam, Corry pleaded guilty to four offences of having quantities of cannabis resin, cocaine and prescription drugs alprazolam and diazapam for sale or supply at Roxboro Road, Limerick, on March 16 last year.

Dressed in a jacket, v-neck jumper, shirt and tie, the defendant only spoke to indicate his guilty pleas to each charge during the short hearing. He was accompanied to court by family members.

There was no objection from the State for Corry to be remanded on continuing bail conditions.

He will be sentenced in the same court this Friday.

Irish Independent

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