Man caught with drugs ordered to make €500 charity donation

A Lithuanian man who pleaded guilty to having drugs for his own personal use and for sale was ordered to pay €500 to the St Vincent De Paul at Ballyhaunis District Court this week.

Amrimas Brazauskas, Hollywell Lower, Ballyhaunis, was stopped by Garda Tyrone Tobin at The Maples, Ballyhaunis, on February 25 2011 at 6.50pm. Garda Tobin searched Brazauskas and found a small white package in his pocket which contained a green plant like substance, which Brazauskas admitted was cannabis. Garda Tobin told the court that the defendant told him that he had more cannabis at home and on foot of that he obtained a search warrant and went to Brazauskas’ home with him. In the defendant’s room, Brazauskas handed him a brown zip bag that had nine plastic bags and three smaller white bags, each of them contained cannabis. There was also a digital scales in the bag. The drugs were seized and sent for analysis and when the report was returned it showed a positive result for 49.216gms of cannabis with a street value of €787.

Judge Dennis McLoughlin said he would give Brazauskas a chance to prove himself and he ordered that he pay €500 to the St Vincent De Paul Society within two months and if he did not come to Garda attention between now and his next court appearance he would apply the probation act. Judge McLoughlin adjourned the case until December 4 2012.

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