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Cocaine stash at dad's home

A young father who was caught with cocaine and drug paraphernalia at his home has been given a six-year suspended sentence.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard gardai went to Alan Wai's home at Corkagh View, Clondalkin, with a search warrant.

They found €1,535 of cocaine, €188 of amphetamines, €5 of MDMA, empty plastic bags, plastic cut-outs and a notebook containing names and amounts in his bedroom.

Wai (23) pleaded guilty to possessing the cocaine for sale or supply at his home on March 21, 2008.

Judge Tony Hunt heard Wai had got into drugs and alcohol in his teens out of peer pressure and curiosity and got heavily into cocaine around the time of a family bereavement.

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