Man who ditched heroin bag jailed

by Gazette Reporter

A man who dropped a bag containing over €210,000 of heroin when he spotted gardaí on patrol has been jailed for six years.

Joseph Brady (30) attempted to flee from gardaí, but was caught and further deals of heroin were found on his person. He was also carrying over €1,000 in cash.

Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that a search of his home uncovered a further large sum of cash as well as over €5,000 of cannabis.

Brady of Moatview Avenue, Priorswood, pleaded guilty to possession of heroin and cannabis for sale or supply at locations in Priorswood on August 19, 2019.

He has four previous convictions, including a conviction for possession of cannabis valued at €24,000 for sale or supply for which he received 240 hours of community service.

Passing sentence this week, Judge Melanie Greally said it was notable that Brady had previously been dealt with on a “very lenient basis”. She said it was “somewhat regrettable” that he reoffended within “such close proximity” to receiving the previous sentence

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