High and dry: Unlucky joint smoker bumped into garda sergeant in Limerick

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The man was walking down the street, smoking a joint when he bumped into a garda sergeant, Kilmallock Court heard

The man was walking down the street, smoking a joint when he bumped into a garda sergeant, Kilmallock Court heard

A LIMERICK man was walking down the street, smoking a joint when he bumped into a garda sergeant, Kilmallock Court heard.

Thomas O’Connor, aged 31, of Sycamore Drive, Bruff, pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession of drugs.

Sergeant Michelle Leahy said on October 23, 2016, Mr O’Connor was smoking a cannabis cigarette in Sycamore Drive, Bruff, when he met Sergeant Michael Brennan.

“The defendant was stopped and searched. He has 10 previous convictions but was never before court on these matters,” said Sgt Leahy.

Solicitor for Mr O’Connor, Tracey O’Brien said his client has a seven-year-old child.

“He admits he has had quite a colourful past but he hasn’t come to garda attention since the incident. He is on disability benefit,” said Ms O’Brien.

Judge Marian O’Leary said she would strike matters out if Mr O’Connor paid €120 to the court poor box.