Duo have drugs case adjourned
Published 13/02/2016 | 00:00
TWO defendants who appeared on drugs related offences before Judge Barry Hickson at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court have had their case adjourned to allow for urine analysis.
Before the court were Anthony Beaver, of 6 Balyhine, Barntown, and Paul Fitzgerald, of 7 Ballyhine, Barntown, who pleaded guilty to the cultivation of cannabis plants at Ballyhine, Barntown, on September 22, 2014. They also pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of cannabis on dame occasion.
Defence Counsel, Ms Julie Kirwan for Beaver, applied for an adjournment to allow for the preparation of a Probation and Welfare report. She also asked that the free legal aid be extended to allow for urine analysis.
Judge Hickson said he would not grant the application for an extension of the free legal aid.
'He can pay for his own urine analysis,' added Judge Hickson.
Defence Counsel, Thomas Whelan, also applied for an adjournment in the case of Fitzgerald to allow for the preparation of a Probation and Welfare report.
Judge Hickson said he would adjourn the matter to next sessions with the same bail conditions to be applied. 'I want a urine analysis for both on that date,' said the Judge.