Trio admit handling deadly drug after teen died following party
Three people have pleaded guilty to possession of a deadly synthetic drug, nicknamed 'N Bomb', following an investigation into the death of a teenager.
Alex Ryan (18), of Liscahane, Millstreet, Co Cork, got sick at a house party at St Patrick's Terrace, Green Street, Cork, on January 19 last. He was rushed to Cork University Hospital (CUH) but died four days later.
Three people have now pleaded guilty to drugs offences before Cork Circuit Criminal Court in relation to the Garda investigation launched following Mr Ryan's death.
Harry Clifton (29), of St Finbarr's Place, Proby's Quay, Cork, pleaded guilty to four charges.
These included having drugs in his possession for sale or supply on January 18 last. The charges involve drugs including N Bomb, DMT, MDMA and cannabis.
Jessica O'Connor (20), of Rosebank House, Killarney, Co Kerry, pleaded guilty to a single charge of conspiring with another to possess a controlled drug, namely N Bomb, for sale or supply in Cork city on January 18 last.
Ruairí Maher (22), of Ballycurrane, Thurles, Co Tipperary, previously pleaded guilty to conspiring with another to handle drugs, namely N Bomb, for sale or supply.
The trio will be sentenced tomorrow.