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Retired Cavan Garda Superintendent jailed for possession of €259,000 worth of cannabis

Oct 5, 2022 12:10 By News Northern Sound
Retired Cavan Garda Superintendent jailed for possession of €259,000 worth of cannabis Retired Cavan Garda Superintendent jailed for possession of €259,000 worth of cannabis
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John Murphy served as a Garda Superintendent in Cavan in 2005.

A retired Cavan Garda Superintendent was jailed yesterday for possession of over a quarter of a million euro worth of cannabis.

62-year-old John Murphy served as a Garda Superintendent in 2005 amassed €855,000 in debt after retiring from the force, hid the drugs in his walk-in wardrobe, coal bunker and car.

After decades of unblemished public service, John Murphy retired from a Garda Síochána in 2010 and in the years that followed, he built up huge amounts of debt through what were described as bad and sometimes unlucky business decisions.

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Gardai acting on confidential information searched his home in County Meath on the 29th of September last year and recovered 13 kilos of cannabis, worth €259,000.

Judge Nolan accepted that a prison sentence is more difficult for former gardai but he told Murphy that he should have known better before jailing him for 6.5 years.

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