Killer jailed over ‘poor man’s cocaine’

by Gazette Reporter

A convicted killer caught in possession of €250,000 of “poor man’s cocaine” has received a four-year jail sentence.

Christopher Geraghty, 48, of Oldtown, Santry, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of controlled substances for sale or supply.

Judge Karen O’Connor sentenced Geraghty to four years in jail, with the final two years suspended.

He was jailed for ten years in 2005 for the manslaughter of 54-year-old Anthony Jordan.

Gardai searched Geraghty’s residence in Santry on October 15, 2014 and found
several packages containing white powder.

Asked if there were more drugs in the house, Geraghty told them about a suitcase where they found 27 bars of PVP.

The PVP, a drug described in court as “poor man’s cocaine”, was worth €242,984.

Geraghty was arrested and held in custody until March 27, 2015, and this was taken into account during sentencing.

Theresa Murphy BL, defending, told the court Geraghty has “cognitive difficulties” and was taken advantage of in this situation.

She said Geraghty agreed to store the drugs in exchange for cocaine, and had not profited financially. On release, Geraghty will be put on probation for two years.

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