Judge Tom O'Donnell expressed concern over the behaviour of the man who was caught actively dealing ecstasy in the city
A JUDGE has expressed concern over the behaviour of a Polish man who was caught actively dealing ecstasy in Limerick.
Filip Lampart, aged 21, of Carrig Midhe, Corbally has pleaded guilty to possession of a significant quantity of the drugs for the purpose of sale or supply.
Detective Garda David Boland said the defendant was arrested at William Street on February 15, 2016 after he was observed act suspiciously and “looking up and down the street”.
Seventeen deals of MDMA (found commonly in ecstasy tablets) was seized from him and a further quantity – in powder and rock form – was recovered when he was searched at Roxboro Road garda station.
The detective told Limerick Circuit Court the street value of the drugs was just under €5,000.
He agreed with John O’Sullivan BL, prosecuting, who said the defendant had been “caught red-handed”.
Mr Lampart, who has been living in Ireland for more than a decade, made admissions following his arrest – telling gardai he bought the drugs on the “dark web” and travelled by bus to Dublin to collect them.
Rebecca-May Treacy BL said her client is an intelligent young man who “lost control of his life” after he first began taking drugs during a holiday to Ibiza.
“He regrets getting involved. He just wants to get his life back on track,” she said adding that he is currently working full time.
Judge Tom O’Donnell has requested the preparation of a probation report.