Two-year sentence for man who distributed cannabis


A man who distributed cannabis across parts of Limerick and Kerry has been jailed for two years.

Jason O’Sullivan (33), Ballyhahill, Co Limerick, was arrested in Kerry but his sentencing hearing had to be heard in Limerick yesterday because Tralee court house is not wheelchair-accessible.

O’Sullivan and his partner, Dawn McCarthy (33), also with an address at Ballyhahill, Co Limerick, pleaded guilty to possession of almost €12,000 worth of cannabis for sale or supply on December 6th, 2010. O’Sullivan told gardaí he pressured McCarthy to participate in the enterprise.

Judge Carroll Moran said the appropriate sentence was four years but agreed to suspend the final half of the sentence because of O’Sullivan’s disability. He suspended all of McCarthy’s four-year sentence.