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Man with €800 drugs 'had suffered difficult year'

A DUBLIN man caught with more than €800 worth of cannabis and cocaine had a difficult 2013 after finding his uncle dead and also being made homeless.

Daniel Wildes (27) has been battling a drug problem, a court heard.

Judge Bridget Reilly ordered a probation report and adjourned sentencing to a date in April.

The defendant admitted before Dun Laoghaire District Court to possession of cannabis and cocaine as well as having cannabis for sale or supply.

Garda Brian Hall said he obtained a search warrant for a house at Sarsfield Street in Sallynoggin on October 10, 2012.



During the course of the search, cocaine valued at €225 as well as cannabis, with a street value of €585, were found by gardai.

Defence solicitor Ronnie Lynam said that Wildes has been battling a drug problem for a number of years and is engaging with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project.

Mr Lynam said Wildes has had a difficult 12 months, which included; finding his uncle dead, being made homeless and being treated for stress.

Judge Reilly ordered a full probation report, asking the probation services to also consider if Wildes is suitable for community service.