A LIMERICKMAN who was twice caught with quantities of heroin in his possession and then, while on bail, acted as a lookout during the robbery of a city off- licence, has been sentenced to a total of four years in jail for all three offences. 27-year-old Ross Cantillon with addresses at Abbeyvale, Corbally; Castleview Apartments, Broad Street and formally of St Mary’s Park, Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up was before Limerick Circuit Court after he was arrested, charged and sent forward for trial on all matters earlier this year. Cantillon, the court heard, acted as a lookout for another man during the robbery at Coasters off-licence at St John’s Square in early February of this year. Judge Carroll Moran was told that the accused held the door of the off licence while a second man stole €360 from the till and a bottle of Bacardi rum. During the incident, Cantillon told his accomplice to “stab” the assistant during the robbery. He was also before the court on two counts of the possession of heroin to the value of over €2,200 in March and June of last year. Judge Carroll Moran said that Cantillon was the lessor of the two accused involved, but that he was “lucky” not to receive a five year prison sentence for the robbery. Previous convictions were read to the court, including one in January 2003 relating to a 12 year prison sentence imposed, the last five of which were suspended, for the possession and discharge of a Kalashnikov rifle and 22 rounds of ammunition in Moyross in a gang related incident. Details of the period of suspension could not be confirmed to the court so Cantillon, received the “benefit of the doubt” and the suspended part of the 2003 sentence was not imposed by the judge.In his sentencing Ross Cantillon, Judge Carroll Moran told the sitting of the Circuit Court that the accused was a heroin addict and thus effectively rendered homeless through his actions. The fact that Cantillon was on bail at the time of the Coasters robbery, meant he was “at law,” and thus a consecutive sentence was mandatory. For the two counts of possession of heroin for sale or supply, Cantillon received two sentences of two years to run concurrently and for the robbery charge, Judge Carroll Moran sentenced the accused to two years in prison to be served consecutively. Print Advertisement Facebook NewsLocal NewsFour years for robbery lookout and drug addictBy admin – August 3, 2010 1285 Twitter Previous articleTours group aims to put the fun back into travellingNext articleSean’s final shout for Tess admin Linkedin WhatsApp Email
Story Highlights Coordinator of the club, Crystal-Gaye Scott, told JIS News that the Westmoreland-based institution has stopped the sale of sugary drinks on the compound. The Petersfield Primary School ‘Jamaica Moves’ club is making strides in promoting healthy lifestyle habits among staff and students.Coordinator of the club, Crystal-Gaye Scott, told JIS News that the Westmoreland-based institution has stopped the sale of sugary drinks on the compound.“Our school is sugar-free; we no longer sell juices. The only fluid our students will get is water,” she said, while encouraging parents to adhere to the measure.“We also have fruit days for students. On these days only fruits are sold and the students enjoy it,” she added.Ms. Scott said that the club organises workout days to encourage students and staff to engage in physical activity.“Mondays and Fridays are our workout days. On these days, we have activities such as dancing contests, hula hoop, and we jog – all activities that encourage the school population to be fit and healthy. In addition to that, for 60 minutes every other day, we try to have some form of exercise,” she noted.Ms. Scott told JIS News that the club engages vendors in order to ensure that they understand the importance of selling nutritious items to students.She said that the vendors are “enthusiastic participants” in the physical activity initiatives at the school. “They will come over and ask to join,” she said, noting that they often help to lead exercise sessions.Ms. Scott, in noting the positive response from all stakeholders, said that the school is exploring even more innovative ways to promote healthy lifestyle choices among the school population.Petersfield Primary’s Jamaica Moves club currently has 60 members. The institution is one of six pilot schools in Westmoreland and 100 across the island under the Ministry of Health’s Jamaica Moves initiative.The schools are required to form clubs to combat the rise of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among children and promote healthy lifestyle choices. The Petersfield Primary School ‘Jamaica Moves’ club is making strides in promoting healthy lifestyle habits among staff and students. “Our school is sugar-free; we no longer sell juices. The only fluid our students will get is water,” she said, while encouraging parents to adhere to the measure.