JUDGE SAID HE FOUND IT HARD TO BELIEVE €1,500 OF DRUGS WAS FOR PERSONAL USE

first_imgTwo Donegal brothers have been found guilty after being caught by Gardai with more than €1,500 of drugs in a car in Letterkenny.Wayne and John Paul McLaughlin appeared at Letterkenny District Court after a probation report was compiled on both men.The men had been arrested by detectives with the drugs in the Hawthorn Heights area of the town. The brothers, from Bray Cottage, Magherahan, Raphoe appeared in court accompanied by a young woman.Evidence of the arrests under the Criminal Law and Misuse of Drugs Act was given by local detectives Stephen McGonagle and Paul Harte on a previous occasion.Judge Paul Kelly reviewed the reports in court today.He said he found it difficult to accept that €1,500 worth of cannabis was for personal use.Judge Kelly said that John Paul McLaughlin had no previous convictions, had pleaded guilty at an early stage and was co-operative with Gardai.He found McLaughlin guilty of Section £ of the Drugs Act and fined him €250 and also sentenced him to 120 hours community service under Section 15 of the Drugs Act.Judge Kelly said Wayne McLaughlin had a history of previous offences but not drugs-related although disturbing nonetheless, he said.He found him guilty of Section 3 of the Drugs Act and ordered him to do 60 hours community service and another 100 hours community service for a Section 15 offence. He also fined him €250.Judge Kelly warned that if either men came before him on drugs offence in future, he would not be as lenient.JUDGE SAID HE FOUND IT HARD TO BELIEVE €1,500 OF DRUGS WAS FOR PERSONAL USE was last modified: March 20th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cannabisdrugsJOhn Paul McLaughlinRaphoeWayne McLaughlinlast_img read more