Prisoner, 31, had drugs in shorts in ‘appalling’ disciplinary offence


A PRISON burglar was caught with more than €1,600 worth of drugs in his pants in what a judge called a “horrific breach” of prison discipline.

Inmate Shane Green, 31, was forced to carry the drugs, including heroin, while serving a sentence at Dublin’s Wheatfield Prison, Blanchardstown District Court heard.

Judge David McHugh sentenced him to four months in prison.

Green, of Knockfree Cottages, Fairhill, Cork, pleaded guilty to charges of selling or supplying drugs with intent.

The court heard the incident occurred on November 11, 2020, when Green was selected to conduct a random urine test.

Several envelopes containing heroin and another drug with a total value of 1,666 euros fell from his pants.

The defendant was cooperative and made all the confessions, his attorney Simon Fleming said.

He said in prison people could be forced to hold on to substances.

Mr Fleming said the Gardaí accept that people could be pressured into keeping drugs in prison.

He said he didn’t say Green was a Corkman but there was a “different power structure” in prison and he wasn’t at the top of the food chain.

Since then he had been punished in the prison system and lost his privileges for 40 days.

Green had been using drugs at the time but was now making strides toward becoming drug free. Prisoner, 31, had drugs in shorts in ‘appalling’ disciplinary offence

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