Man threw package containing cannabis and tablets over Wheatfield Prison wall
A CLONDALKIN man who threw a package containing cannabis and hundreds of tablets over the wall of Wheatfield prison has been put on a peace bond for a year.
Jonathan Kenny was “under pressure” due to a drug debt when he was “asked to participate” in the offence, Blanchardstown District Court heard.
Blanchardstown District Court
Kenny, aged 40, with an address at Harelawn Grove in Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to a charge of conveying drugs into a prison, under Section 15 c of the Misuse of Drugs Act, on June 9, 2019.
Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Judge Gerard Jones the gardai were informed that a package was going to be thrown over the wall.
Sgt Callaghan said it was found and had €1,330 worth of Alprazolam, €304 worth of Zopiclone and cannabis with a value of €565.
CCTV was viewed and showed the accused walking back across a field in the direction of St Oliver’s Park, Clondalkin.
A probation report on Kenny was available and was presented to the court. After reading this, the judge said it was favourable.
Kelly Breen solicitor, defending, said her client started using cannabis and tablets a number of years ago.
Kenny built up a very large debt, came under pressure to settle the debt and was “asked to participate in this behaviour,” Ms Breen told the judge. She added that it was stopped “before it went any further”.
Judge Jones said it was up to the accused to comply with the peace bond.