Man caught in Mountjoy Prison with Kinder Surprise Eggs containing cannabis and heroin jailed for four months

A MAN who was caught in prison with Kinder Surprise Eggs containing cannabis and heroin has been jailed for four months. Patrick Morgan, 33, of Kilbarron Avenue, Kilmore, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cannabis and heroin for sale or supply in Mountjoy Prison on April 6, 2016. 2 Kinder Surprise Eggs (stock image)Credit: Alamy 2 The discovery was made at Mountjoy Prison in DublinCredit: Photocall Ireland Today, Garda Daniel Keaney told Fiona McGowan BL, prosecuting, that on the date in question, the accused was judged to be under the influence of an intoxicant and was brought to a reception area to be searched. Gda Keaney said that during the search, a number of Kinder Surprise Eggs were discovered, one of which burst open and was revealed to contain cannabis. 'STORED INTERNALLY' During a second search, further eggs were discovered which the court heard had been “stored internally” earlier but had since been removed. The eggs contained €468 of heroin and €656 of cannabis. Morgan is currently serving a five-year sentence for dangerous driving causing the death of jogger Karl Robertson at Hazelwood Drive, Artane, on March 8, 2017. The court heard he has a release date in February 2022. Oisin Clarke BL, defending, said that while in custody, his client's long term partner ended their relationship and shortly thereafter he learned his father's cancer had returned. ROAD DEATH Motorcyclist dies after he was left fighting for life in crash on M50 Exclusive FIGHT FOR LIFE Beast who attacked girl with machete sliced so deep her lung was cut open attack horror Man hospitalised after six men armed with hammers burst into Donegal home WET WET WET Met Eireann issue rainfall warning before strong winds pummel Ireland PIGEON ROW Man accused of causing nuisance by feeding wild pigeons at Dublin home Latest BLAZE HORROR Gardai make appeal over vehicle found on fire with man's body inside in Lucan He said his client “went off the rails”, accrued a drug debt and was forced to carry the drugs. Judge Martin Nolan said that people cannot have drugs in prison as it goes against the whole regime of reform. He sentenced Morgan to four months' imprisonment, which he ordered to run consecutively to the sentence he is currently serving.
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A MAN who was caught in prison with Kinder Surprise Eggs containing cannabis and heroin has been jailed for four months.

Patrick Morgan, 33, of Kilbarron Avenue, Kilmore, Dublin pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of cannabis and heroin for sale or supply in Mountjoy Prison on April 6, 2016.

 Kinder Surprise Eggs (stock image)

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Kinder Surprise Eggs (stock image)Credit: Alamy

 The discovery was made at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin

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The discovery was made at Mountjoy Prison in DublinCredit: Photocall Ireland

Today, Garda Daniel Keaney told Fiona McGowan BL, prosecuting, that on the date in question, the accused was judged to be under the influence of an intoxicant and was brought to a reception area to be searched.

Gda Keaney said that during the search, a number of Kinder Surprise Eggs were discovered, one of which burst open and was revealed to contain cannabis.

‘STORED INTERNALLY’

During a second search, further eggs were discovered which the court heard had been “stored internally” earlier but had since been removed.

The eggs contained €468 of heroin and €656 of cannabis.

Morgan is currently serving a five-year sentence for dangerous driving causing the death of jogger Karl Robertson at Hazelwood Drive, Artane, on March 8, 2017.

The court heard he has a release date in February 2022.

Oisin Clarke BL, defending, said that while in custody, his client’s long term partner ended their relationship and shortly thereafter he learned his father’s cancer had returned.

He said his client “went off the rails”, accrued a drug debt and was forced to carry the drugs.

Judge Martin Nolan said that people cannot have drugs in prison as it goes against the whole regime of reform.

He sentenced Morgan to four months’ imprisonment, which he ordered to run consecutively to the sentence he is currently serving.