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Monday 16 September 2019

Man was carrying cocaine for friends at stag party

A suspended prison sentence has been handed down to a Wexford man who was caught bringing cocaine to a stag party.

Before the District Court on January 19 was David Jordan (35), of 17 Bloomfields, who pleaded guilty to having drugs for sale or supply to others at Clonard Avenue in August 2013.

The court heard that Garda Stephen Burke stopped Jordan while driving that day and was bringing him to Wexford Garda Station to conduct a search when Jordan voluntarily handed over five bags of white powder, and said it was cocaine.

Solicitor Timothy Cummings said his client realised he could be in great trouble, in light of a previous conviction in 2009 for also having drugs for sale or supply. Mr Cummings added though that this case was not one 'of having drugs for sale on the street, or anything like that', as the cocaine was intended for use by Jordan and his friends only at a stag party.

He said Jordan's wife was in court with him, that they had two children (aged 13 and 9) and that his client has now learned his lesson. He added that a Community Service order might not be practical, in light of how his client has recently started working again.

Judge Gerard Haughton instead handed down a nine-month sentence, suspended for two years. He also imposed a fine of €500.

Wexford People