16-year-old sentenced for drug dealing


A 16-year-old boy, found with heroin and bullets hidden in his underwear after being arrested for drug dealing, has been given two 10-month suspended sentences.

The boy, who has had to move out of his home, admitted Public Order Act offences, possessing a knife and using a plastic rod as a weapon which he swung at passersby on Dublin’s Thomas Street. The offences took place in January.

The teenager, who has no prior criminal convictions, also entered guilty pleas at the Dublin Children’s Court to drug dealing and firearms offences. The total street value of drugs seized from him was €1,500.

He was warned that the sentences would be activated if he reoffended within the next 12 months.