Addict gets suspended sentence for thefts
A 35-YEAR-old man who is currently receiving treatment for a drug addiction has been given a suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to a number of offences.
Jamie Keelan, whose address was given as 13 Mournevale, Avenue Road, Dundalk, admitted stealing a Black and Decker drill from Halfords, Dundalk Retail Park on October 2 2012.
He was identified by CCTV and gardaí went to his house the following day where they found the drill in his bedroom. He was arrested and taken to the station and, while there, Keelan took a USB stick belonging to a g garda in the public office.
The item was recovered a short time later.
Solicitor Frank McDonnell said his client, who has a number of previous convictions, has been on a residential drug treatment course for many months and remains on it until 2015.
Judge Flann Brennan imposed a 12 month sentence, but suspended it for a year.