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A 39 year-old man who was sleeping in a tent in Killarney National Park has appeared before the Circuit Court in relation to the possession of almost €1000 of drugs.

Tralee courthouse
The judge in the case has sought a report from the Probation Services in the case of Paul Overs who pleaded guilty to the charges.
The court was told that Gardai were on a routine patrol in Killarney National Park on May 7th 2014.
They noticed Paul Overs throwing a package into the bushes in the full sight of the Gardai.
The package containing 33 deals of cannabis was discovered and a number of empty bags matching those which contained the drug were found in a rucksack.
Sergeant Leo Randles gave evidence that the drugs had a street value of 960 euro.
He said that Mr Overs, who has lived in Kerry for 20 years, was living rough in a tent in Killarney National Park at the time but has since moved into accommodation.
Judge Tom O’Donnell was told Mr Overs hasn’t come to Garda attention since and had entered an early guilty plea.
He asked for the preparation of a Probation Services report and adjourned the case until December 3rd.