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Monday 14 October 2019

'What kind of eejit?' asks Judge

YOU GOT your chance before and didn't take it. What kind of eejit does that?' Judge Patrick Clyne asked a young man who appeared at Wexford District Court on his charge of possessing illegal drugs.

Stephen Hamilton (20), Ballyhitt, Barntown pleaded guilty to having €10 worth of cannabis on October 8, 2010.

He had a previous convictions under the Misuse of Drugs Act, which dated from last year.

Judge Clyne wondered how Hamilton could not have learned his leordered his lesson from that first episode, and stayed away from drugs. He ordered him to make a donation of €400 to the Cornmarket Project by February 2 next year.

He said that if the accused pays the money, he will apply the Probation Act.

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