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Boy (16) admits dealing in drugs

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has pleaded guilty at Dublin Children's Court to dealing in cocaine, cannabis and heroin as well as possessing bullets.

The south Dublin boy, who has had to move out of his home, had already admitted Public Order Act offences, possessing a knife and using a plastic rod as a weapon.

Judge Michael Walsh heard that the boy was also entering guilty pleas to drug dealing and firearms offences.

Cannabis was found at his home in May and he was also found with cocaine and heroin at a location in Dublin 8 on the same date. The boy was brought to a south Dublin garda station and more heroin was found.

At the garda station where he was searched, three Remington 22-calibre Winchester Magnum bullets were also found.

Judge Walsh adjourned sentencing the teen for all the offences until a later date, in order to hear the evidence on the drugs offences.

The teenager, who did not address the court, was remanded on continuing bail.