Limerick drug dealer caught in undercover sting

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Limerick Courthouse, Merchant's Quay
a County Limerick man has pleaded guilty to drugs offences after he was “caught red handed” selling heroin and cocaine to undercover gardai.

a County Limerick man has pleaded guilty to drugs offences after he was “caught red handed” selling heroin and cocaine to undercover gardai.

Michael Walsh, aged 38, of no fixed abobe, pleaded guilty to three counts of posession of drugs for the purpose of sale or supply.

Limerick Circuit Court heard the offences occurred at locations in Limerick city on dates between July and December 2010.

Garda Maria Kiely said members of the divisional drugs squad mounted an undercover sting operation after they came into posession of a mobile phone number which was being used by Walsh, who has an address in Askeaton, to deal drugs.

On two occasions, they bought “€25 bags” of heroin from him while on the third occaion, they bought €50 worth of cocaine, which Walsh boasted was like “rocket fuel”.

John O’Sullivan BL, proecuting, said while the amounts of drugs were small, Walsh was involved in the “systematic dealing of drugs”.

Judge Carroll Moran requested a probation report and he adjourned sentencing until July.