A NAVAN man charged with serious drugs offences in Ramelton has been given ‘a chance’.
Proinsias McFadden of Gibbstown, Navan, Co Meath appeared at Letterkenny District Court on charges dated April 27, 2018.
At The Mall, Ramelton, McFadden was found in possession of quantities of ecstasy, LSD, cocaine and cannabis.
McFadden was charged with possession. He was further charged with possession with the intent to sell or supply the drugs.
McFadden’s legal counsel appealed for leniency for his client.
“He has no contact with what was a negative peer group,” Patrick O’Sullivan, BL, representing McFadden, said.
“He is planning to get married and build a house. They were very serious charged, but I ask the court to give him a chance.”
A favourable probation report was submitted and said that McFadden posed no risk of reoffending.
Noting that McFadden had complied with the directions, Judge Paul Kelly directed McFadden to make a €2,000 donation to Merchant’s Quay Island, a Dublin-based charity who provide vital services to people who are homeless, hungry and in addiction.