A 36 year old man who was prosecuted following two separate garda drug raids at his home, was sentenced to six months at Dundalk district court last week.
David McDonagh with an address at Road Two, Muirhevnamor was charged with having drugs for sale or supply and unlawful possession of drugs on the 16th of August 2010 and the 21st of May last year.
The court was told gardai recovered 13 bags of cannabis worth over €250 and 418 valium tablets during the first search and the defendant claimed they were for his own use.
In the second garda raid, detectives found 306 Diazepam tablets worth over €600 which were discovered inside the base of a lamp found in a back bedroom.
The defence solicitor said his client was feeding his own habit at the time and “was certainly using as much as he was supplying”.
However, he said his client has completed a drugs treatment course while in custody and is feeling a much better and less addicted person than he was.