Ireland: Cannabis found in car travelling wrong way on Cork city street

Over €7,000 worth of cannabis was found in the boot of a Volkswagen Golf after gardaí stopped the driver for travelling the wrong way up a one-way street in Cork city.

Now one of the passengers has confessed to being responsible for the drugs stash and he has been jailed for 18 months.

Judge Helen Boyle sentenced 21-year-old Aaron O’Driscoll of The Mews, Riverway, South Douglas Road, Cork, after he pleaded guilty to the crime.

Garda Xiao Ma testified at Cork Circuit Criminal Court that a black Volkswagen Golf was driven the wrong way up Sharman Crawford Street, Cork. Gardaí stopped it and then got a smell of cannabis and decided to carry out a search of the passengers and of the vehicle.

Aaron O’Driscoll was a backseat passenger and he was caught with 13 grammes worth of cannabis on his person. More significantly, 357 grammes of the drug was found in a sports bag in the boot of the car.

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