Probation for man who says 'drugs in past'

A MAN FACING multiple drugs charges was placed on a probation bond for one year when he appeared before Judge Patrick Clyne at last week's sitting Wexford District Court.

Darren Stewart ( 22), with addresses at Ballnaglough, Clearistown, 7 Ocean Wave, Sallypark, Rosslare and 14 Laurel Grove, Tagoat was charged with cultivation of cannabis plants, the unlawful possession of drugs and possession of drugs with the intention of sale or supply at Ballynaglough, Clearistown on June 13, 2011 and against at 14 Laurel Grove, Tagoat on February 11, 2010.

He was further charged with two counts of the unlawful possession of drugs and possession of drugs with the intention of sale or supply at 7 Ocean Wave, Sallypark, Rosslare on July 24, 2010.

Evidence in the case had been heard previously and the case had been adjourned to allow Stewart attend rehab.

Acting for Stewart solicitor David Tarrant said Stewart had turned a corner and had completed a rehab course in Aisri and is currently doing after care.

In his own evidence Stewart said, 'I realise what I've done and I have been trying to get on a course to keep my time occupied. Drugs are in the past.'

He told Judge Clyne he 'got on great in Aisri and it was a real help. I'm doing after care now for two years.

'I have no desire to go back on drugs', he said.

'I want to make bloody sure this never happens ago', said Judge Clyne. 'It won't', said Stewart. Judge Clyne placed Stewart on a probation bond for one year in his own bond of €10.

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