Saturday 17 February 2018

Tranquillizer teen on drug dealing charge

Tom Tuite

A DRUG dealing charge has been brought against a Dublin teenager who was allegedly found in possession of a stash of tranquillizer tablets.

The 17-year-old was brought to Ballyfermot Garda station in west Dublin on January 21 last where he was searched, the Children's Court heard.

Garda Andrew Sheerin told Judge Ann Ryan that it would be alleged that several diazepam tablets, with a street value of €176, was found “concealed on the defendant's clothing”.

The teenager, who has recently finished school, has been charged at the city's juvenile court with possessing the tablets with intent to supply to another contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The judge ordered gardai to hand over copies of the prosecution's evidence to the defence. The teenager, who is on bail, was granted legal aid and ordered to appear again in September when he is to enter a plea.

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