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€50k cocaine dealer jailed

A man who claimed he found a bag of cocaine at a bus stop has been jailed for three years at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Alan Hooper was caught carrying the drugs, worth an estimated €50,257, for sale or supply in a green shopping bag when gardai stopped him in Clondalkin.

Hooper (25), of St Mark's Gardens, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to possession of the drugs on Neilstown Road on February 28, 2010.