Limerick man caught with bag of drugs outside hospital

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Print Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsLimerick man caught with bag of drugs outside hospitalBy Staff Reporter – November 5, 2016 1514 WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebookcenter_img Advertisement Previous articleIce cream vans used as cover for Limerick drug dealerNext articleRugby – Ulster Bank League Weekend Previews Staff Reporter Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The evidence was heard at Limerick Circuit CourtA MAN who was caught outside a hospital emergency department with more than a kilo of cannabis herb is to be sentenced next month.Padraig O’Connor (37), from St Joseph’s Park, Dromcollogher, pleaded guilty in October to drugs offences contrary to Section 15a of the Misuse of Drugs Act.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up During a sentence hearing at Limerick Circuit Court last week, Judge Tom O’Donnell heard that drug squad detectives saw the father-of-one acting suspiciously outside the hospital on April 29, 2014They stopped and questioned him but he ran off, only to be apprehended after a short chase.A polkadot Lidl shopping shopping bag he was carrying contained more than 1.1kg of cannabis with an estimated street value in excess of €20,000.Prosecution Counsel John O’Sullivan said O’Connor admitted he went to McDonalds in Dooradoyle and “met individuals who he picked up some weed from”.He told gardai that he “got a phone call earlier while he was in the city centre and was instructed to go to the hospital and stop outside McDonalds along the way.Two months earlier, he met the same individuals in Newcastle West when his friend wanted a smoke of weed. Other than that, he had nothing to do with.On a previous occasion he “got some weed, paid €400 for it and did nothing else only gave it to three or four of his friends”, Mr O’Sullivan said.Mr O’Connell told gardai that he subsequently bought the larger batch of drugs for €3,000 and intended keeping some before giving it back.Defence counsel Anthony Samon asked Judge O’Donnell to sanction a probation service report so as to allow a number of factors to be considered by the court.The case was adjourned until to December O’Connell was released on his own bail. Email TAGSdrugshospitallimerick last_img read more

PALACE URGES RITM: ‘Ensure accuracy of COVID-19 test results’

first_img“While the erroneous reporting of CongYap’s COVID-19 positive has caused alarm and anxiety to those who had closephysical contact with him and made them undergo self-quarantine, neverthelesssuch good news is welcome,” Panelo said. Presidential Spokesperson SalvadorPanelo made the appeal after the RITM clarified on Friday evening that ACT-CISparty-list Representative Eric Go Yap is negative for the COVID-19, contrary tothe previous result it released. “The isolated incident was brought aboutby an encoding error which was discovered late last night (Thursday),” the RITMsaid. “We profusely and sincerely apologize to Hon. Eric Go Yap for theunnecessary discomfort this incident has caused.” Yap announced on Wednesday that hetested positive for the virus, prompting top government officials who were withhim at the March 21 meeting in Malacañang in connection with the COVID-19response to go into self-quarantine./PN MANILA – Malacañang has urged theResearch Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) to ensure accuracy in releasingtest results for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). center_img Panelo said while the Palace was“pleased” to hear the announcement about Yap’s negative test results, he reiteratedthat RITM’s error has caused “alarm and anxiety” to those who have closecontact with the lawmaker. “We appeal to the RITM to be morecertain of the test results before releasing them to the patients or to theirdoctors to avoid such unfortunate incident,” Panelo said in a statement. RITM earlier issued a public apology toYap as it said that the party-list representative’s COVID-19 test results are“false positive” as they assured the public that the incident was an“isolated” case.last_img read more

Sunman pharmacy robbery suspect headed to federal court

first_imgVersailles, In. — Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel has elected to hand the George’s Pharmacy robbery case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana. The decision was made following a review of Rosa Zinser’s actions during the May 2 incident.Zinser will be removed from the Ripley County Jail for her first appearance in federal court.The case is proceeding through a collaboration between the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s office.Prosecutor Hertel and sheriff Jeff Cumberworth both welcome federal resources to deal with criminal activity.last_img read more