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Sunday 18 August 2019

Judge: 'Stay out of trouble, good lad'

A WEXFORD resident charged with possession of cannabis has been given the benefit of the probation act.

Keith Foley (24), of 12 Shanna Court, Coolcotts, was found a small amount of the drug at his home on March 5, 2010.

Inspector Pat McDonald noted that Foley has been in trouble since that search and earlier this month he was convicted of being drunk in public, with another public order offence taken into consideration. Judge Patrick Clyne said he hoped that Foley hadn't moved on from one addictive substance to another. Tim Cummings, for Foley, told Judge Clyne, said that Foley has ' learned his lesson and is very concerned about a conviction of this nature'.

'Is he clean?' asked Judge Clyne. 'He says he is,' replied Mr Cummings.

'Have you learned your lesson?' Judge Clyne asked. 'Yes,' replied Foley. 'Are you going to do this again?' asked the judge. 'No,' said Foley.

'Stay out of trouble, good lad,' said Judge Clyne, giving Foley the benefit of the probation act.

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