Ran away to try to avoid search
A TAGHMON youth who was spotted acting suspiciously in the village during its St Patrick's Day Parade ran from the gardaí when they attempted to search him under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
John Nash, of Coolcull, Taghmon, pleaded guilty to the possession of amphetamines on the village's Main Street on March 17, 2010, as well as impeding the gardaí as they attempted to search him.
Judge Donnchadh O Buachalla heard that the Gardaí were on patrol on St Patrick's Day last year when they spotted Nash acting suspiciously outside Doyle's pub in Taghmon. When they approached him and asked him to empty his pockets he turned and ran, but was caught up with, at which point the gardaí found three bags of speed worth around €100.
Nash told the Gardaí that the drugs were for his own use. The court heard that he had previous convictions for motoring and burglary offences.
Judge O Buachalla convicted Nash of the possession of the drugs, fining him €300, and he took the other charge into consideration.