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Youth had drugs to throw into jail

A YOUTH was caught cycling to St Patrick's Institution with cannabis to throw over the wall.

Michael Farrell (20) admitted to gardai he was on his way to supply the drugs into the prison when he was stopped.

In an unrelated incident, he became violent when arrested, tried to kick out a patrol car window and warned gardai he would "bite their noses off".

Farrell admitted a series of criminal charges when he appeared in Dublin District Court.

He had the cases against him adjourned for consideration of two suspended sentences that he had already been under.

The accused, with an address at Montpelier Gardens, Arbour Hill, admitted charges of breach of the peace, violent behaviour in a garda station, theft and possession of drugs with intent to supply.

Garda Shane Kelly said in evidence he was on patrol at the North Circular Road at 11.35pm on October 8, 2012, when he saw the accused cycling in the direction of the Phibsboro Road.

When told he would be searched, he handed over three wraps of cannabis resin that he took from his right sock.

When asked why he had the €45 worth of drugs, he said they were "going to be thrown over the wall of St Patrick's".

He was arrested and taken to the Bridewell Garda Station.

Garda Deborah Burnett told the court Farrell was arrested for a separate suspected offence on another date when he was put into the back of a patrol car. Judge Michael Walsh struck out a criminal damage charge arising from this incident.

Farrell admitted theft charges arising from an incident in which he went to Applegreen service station on the M1 on November 8 and 16. He drove away with a total of €70 worth of petrol without paying.

On August 21, 2102, Garda David Morris said Farrell was found in a Nissan Micra at Carnew Street, Dublin 7. The door had been pulled back and a hacksaw used to try to cut a chain from the steering wheel

aphelan@herald.ie


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