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Konor Cusack (25) fled from gardaí who were targeting drug dealing at a park in west Dublin.

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A YOUNG man who tried to flee from gardaí by car, on foot and in a taxi had €800 of cannabis on him when caught.

Konor Cusack (25) fled from gardaí who were targeting drug dealing at a park in west Dublin.

Judge Gerard Jones gave him a four-month suspended sentence at Blanchardstown District Court.

Cusack, of St John's Drive, Clondalkin, pleaded guilty to possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said on April 5, gardaí were on duty as part of an operation targeting drug dealing in the Corkagh Park area.

They saw the accused acting in a suspicious manner and he fled into a vehicle and drove toward the Greenpark area.

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Cusack was seen walking toward shops when gardaí approached him again and identified themselves.

He then fled on foot.

He was caught on Fonthill Road while trying to flee in a taxi.

The cannabis was found when he was stopped and searched.

Cusack had no previous convictions.

His solicitor asked the judge to take cognisance of the drugs involved and the accused's early plea.

Judge Jones asked Garda Grace Lumsden if Cusack had given any difficulty.

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"Once he was apprehended, he was very cooperative," she said.

Judge Jones suspended the sentence for two years.

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