18 Aug 2022

Drugs found hidden in lawnmower during search

Letterkenny court house

Letterkenny courthouse.

Gardaí found a quantity of cannabis in a lawnmower during the search of a property.

Officers from the District Drugs Unit executed a warrant at the home of Michael Boyce (56), of Rosemount, Kilmacrennan.

Boyce was present when Gardaí arrived and no-one else was in the house.

Boyce admitted that cannabis was in a bag, which he handed to Gardaí.

Subsequently, Gardaí located a quantity of cannabis herb in a lawnmower and a quantity of cash was also found.

The drugs were valued at €954.

When interviewed, Boyce admitted sharing with people he knows and admitted ownership.

Solicitor for Boyce, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client was a 56-year-old man who had issues with drink and drugs and who had ‘ongoing medical difficulty’.

Judge Raymond Finnegan fined Boyce €250 each on two charges, giving him six months to pay.

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