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Weed Kills

Weed Kills

An
international sailing champion who was caught growing 20 cannabis plants
in the attic of his rented home has had his sentence adjourned. "Multitalented"
Ronan Reddy (30), has a 16-year-old drug habit and was described as someone
"who had lived half a life and had not used the talents he had been
graced with".

He
represented Ireland as a 14 and 15 year-old in two World and one European
sailing championships, and was on the Irish team that won the International
Sailing Federation Cup. He was also described as "a talented qualified
chef" and was also recently invited to Hong Kong to paint murals
in a luxury apartment.

Reddy
of Waterloo Road, Ballsbridge, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal
Court to cultivation of cannabis plants and possession of cannabis resin
— with an estimated street value of €6,000 — for sale or supply
at the house in Stepaside on February 7, 2007.

Thanks
to Independent.ie for the story.