A man being chased through Cork city for suspected drug-dealing on the Mary Elmes Bridge tried to throw his phone in the river before he was arrested.
However, gardaí managed to stop Kingsley Hope of Lus Na Meala, Banduff, Cork, from discarding the phone and they went on to prosecute him for having drugs for sale or supply to others.
Now at Cork District Court, Kingsley Hope has pleaded guilty to a charge of having cannabis for sale or supply to others.
Sergeant John Kelleher said Garda Derry O’Brien and Garda Peter Kelleher were on duty on July 27 2020 when they saw the accused at around 5.30 p.m. on Mary Elmes Bridge, Merchants Quay, acting suspiciously.
“He turned his head on seeing gardaí and placed something into the front of his pants.