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'The cannabis had a street value of €2,200, said Sgt Geraldine McManigan.' (stock photo)

'The cannabis had a street value of €2,200, said Sgt Geraldine McManigan.' (stock photo)

'The cannabis had a street value of €2,200, said Sgt Geraldine McManigan.' (stock photo)

A young man who hoped to join the Defence Forces had more than €2,000 worth of cannabis in his bedroom, a court has heard.

The drugs were discovered when gardai raided his home, Blanchardstown District Court was told.

Keighlem Mahon (21) hoped to join the Army, but a drugs conviction would hamper those plans, said Wayne Kenny, defending.

Mahon admitted poss- ession of cannabis and having the drug for sale or supply last December 6.

The court was told gardai found the drugs when they searched his home in Briarwood Lawn, Hartstown.

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The cannabis had a street value of €2,200, said Sgt Geraldine McManigan.

Mr Kenny said Mahon was working full-time, but hoped to join the Defence Forces.

He asked the judge to consider the restorative justice service programme, so see if Mahon could be left without a conviction.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to January to allow Mahon to complete the restorative justice service programme, but said sentencing was "still at large" .


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