Man bound to the peace after drug dealing uncovered

March 17, 2021

A MAN has been bound to the peace after Gardaí found him with almost €1,000 worth of illegal drugs, which he intended to sell or supply to others.

Officers executed a search warrant at the home of Stephen Traynor at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.

Traynor (27) was met by Gardaí as he was leaving the building and accompanied them back to his flat.,

Gardaí located nine clear zip-lock bags containing cannabis and a larger bag of cannabis.

A small, clear bag of cocaine was also found as well as digital weighing scales and two mobile phones.

The stash was confirmed as 45 grammes of cannabis, with an estimated street value of €880, and 0.38 grammes of cocaine, with a value of €28.

Text messages located on Traynor’s mobile phone indicated that he was involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs,

Traynor admitted that he was selling the drugs to feed his own habit.

Traynor has six previous convictions, for road traffic, theft and public order offences as well as one for obstruction under the misuse of drugs act.

Solicitor Mr Rory O’Brien submitted a hand-written personal statement on behalf of his cline to the Court.

Mr O’Brien said Traynor ‘was fully co-operative and did everything possible to mitigate’,

“He has had difficulty with substances and has taken steps to address that,” he said.

At the direction of Judge Paul Kelly, Traynor entered a bond of €200 to keep the peace for two years.