Glen Stankard (26) was the driver of a van containing over €496,300 worth of cannabis which was spotted during a Garda surveillance operation
A man who allowed himself to be used as a “cog” in the transport of cannabis valued at almost €500,000 has been handed a two-and-a-half year prison sentence.
Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Glen Stankard (26) was the driver of a van containing over €496,300 worth of cannabis which was spotted during a Garda surveillance operation.
Stankard with an address at Balrothery Estate, Tallaght, Dublin pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis for sale or supply at Larchill, Santry on March 25th, 2021.
Judge Pauline Codd imposed a sentence of six years, with the final three and a half years suspended on the basis that Stankard enter a bond to be of good behaviour for this period.
Stankard had been used as a “cog” by others higher up the chain, however, the value of drugs seized requires a custodial sentence, the judge said.