An 18-year-old from Skibbereen has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after €50 worth of cocaine was found in his bedroom.
Sgt Paul Kelly gave evidence at Skibbereen District Court that in addition to the cocaine, the accused, Dylan Fahy of 18, Mardyke Park, Skibbereen, was found in possession of €100 worth of cannabis.
The sergeant said the drugs were found when gardaí searched his house on January 11th 2018 and he also informed Judge James McNulty that the accused has 17 previous convictions.
A €200 fine was imposed in respect of the cannabis find, but the judge said a jail sentence was warranted in respect of the cocaine.
Flor Murphy, solicitor defending, pointed out that his client is appealing previous prison convictions handed down by Judge McNulty. And he said the two charges before the court were committed more than a year ago.
The solicitor said the accused had not been in trouble since then – apart from an unrelated conviction in Kilkenny and one additional charge for a public order offence.
Judge McNulty said the accused could, if he so wished, appeal the most recent prison sentence when his appeal case comes before the next sitting of Skibbereen Circuit Court.