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Courts in brief: Teenager sold drugs to garda

A JUDGE has requested the Health Service Executive be represented at the Children's Court in the case of a 15-year-boy with Asperger's Syndrome, who sold heroin to an undercover garda.

Judge William Early asked the HSE to attend and propose a care plan for the boy, who has already pleaded guilty to selling a heroin to an undercover garda when he was aged 13.

Last month he was charged with dangerous driving and two counts of careless driving in a stolen car, in west Dublin last November.

The court had heard it was alleged that while the boy was pursued by gardai, he "drove across a green where the patrol car could not follow him" and then "crashed into a wall".

Youth admits hotel damage

A TEENAGER found with a cannabis stash along with drug-dealing paraphernalia, accounts and contacts has had his sentencing adjourned.

The 17-year-old pleaded guilty at the Children's Court earlier to criminal damage to a door at the Central Hotel, on Exchequer Street, in Dublin, and possessing cannabis for sale or supply at his west Dublin home, on April last year.

A garda told the court the drugs, accounts and contacts had been found in a search of the boy's bedroom.

Sentencing was adjourned until March.

Boy faces trial

on knife threat

A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has been served with a book of evidence and sent forward for trial for taking part in a violent knife robbery in a park in north Dublin nearly two years ago.

The Children's Court heard that it was alleged that two boys had been approached by the accused and another person.

Garda Keith Cassidy said both suspects were wearing balaclavas and "one was armed with a knife and used it in a threatening manner to obtain an iPod".

The other boy allegedly assaulted both boys in the attack on March 3, 2008.