Major Tralee dealer jailed for concealing heroin in child’s backpack

One of Tralee’s main heroin suppliers has been jailed for five years for concealing heroin in his child’s backpack, and needles in a buggy.

36-year-old Darren O’Shea of 29 Casements Avenue, Tralee was before Tralee Circuit Criminal Court also charged with causing €25,000 worth of damage to a train.
Darren O’Shea was charged with breaking into a train carriage at Casement Station, Tralee between the 24th and 25th of November 2014, causing €25,000 worth of damage, and stealing €100 of alcohol.

On the 11th of April 2016 at Bill Kinnerk Road, Tralee he was found in possession of €4,800 worth of heroin, as well as being charged with obstructing a Garda.

Darren O’Shea was charged with possession of €2,800 worth of heroin in Boherbee, Tralee on the 3rd of June 2016.

Gardaí searched him, his partner and three children, and found needles in the buggy one of his children was in; the backpack another child was wearing contained a purse with four heroin deals, and another black plastic bag was found to have more heroin deals.

Darren O’Shea was described in court as a well-known chronic heroin addict, and one of the four main heroin suppliers in Tralee.

Judge Tom O’Donnell sentenced him to seven years in prison with two suspended, backdated to June 2016 when he was taken into custody.