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Carpenter asked by others to hold drugs

A TRAINEE carpenter caught with more than €1,000 worth of heroin and cocaine was asked to hold them by other individuals, a court heard.

Adam Gaskin (20) became used to heroin from a young age as a number of members of his family had problems with drugs, his solicitor said.

Judge John Lindsay ordered Gaskin to donate €750 to Tallaght Victim Support and said he would leave him without a conviction.


The defendant, of Donomore Park in Tallaght, admitted before Tallaght District Court to possession of heroin as well as having the drug for sale or supply.

He also admitted to simple possession of cocaine after his home was searched on September 5, 2013.

Sergeant Bernard Jones said the combined street value of the drugs was €1,100.

Defence solicitor Michael Hennessy said the defendant's mother was in court to support him.

Mr Hennessy said heroin was normalised for the defendant from a young age as some members of his close family had problems with it.

The solicitor also said Gaskin is training to be a carpenter and is an avid football player.