Ex-Garda Superintendent John Murphy sentenced to more than six years in prison for possession of €259,000 worth of cannabis

Former Garda Superintendent John Murphy, who pleaded guilty to having cannabis for sale or supply at his home in north Dublin, has been sentenced to six and a half years.

The verdict was backdated to October 4 last year.

Today Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard he was arrested on a tip.

His home was searched on September 29, 2021. Cannabis worth 259,000 euros was found in a walk-in closet, coal bunker and car.

The court found that he was a bad businessman who had accumulated 855,000 euros in debt. He had also developed a drinking problem.

When arrested, Murphy had admitted his guilt.

Murphy (61) was a Lake Garda for 40 years and a father of five.

Judge Martin Nolan said Murphy knew what he was doing was criminal and he deserved a long sentence.

At a previous hearing in Dublin District Court, Murphy’s address was not read out for security reasons.

Murphy was also granted legal aid last November.

It followed a motion by his attorney, who said the motion was “based on the seriousness of the charges and his financial situation.”

The act violated the Narcotics Act, which carries a prison sentence of up to 10 years.

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