Man wanted in US convicted in Dublin over discovery of cannabis grow house


A man wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Interpol in relation to a $75 million fraud investigation in the United States was convicted on drug charges in Dublin yesterday.

Scott Cavell, originally of Sacramento, California, was convicted at Dublin District Court under sections 3 and 17 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 in relation to the discovery of a cannabis grow house in February 2011.

Cavell (28) allegedly fled the United States in 2009. He was originally detained in Ireland under an assumed identity, Marcus Dwyer, on charges relating to the discovery of the cannabis grow house.

He was sentenced yesterday to two separate terms of four months’ imprisonment on the drug charges, which will run concurrently and will be backdated to the date of his arrest.

Offering a plea in mitigation, his solicitor said Cavell apologised for his use of a false name, that he wished to co-operate with prosecutors and was anxious to return to the US to face charges there.