A MAN found sweating heavily when gardai raided his home on a drugs search told them: “I was having a w**k.”
But cops believe Glen Synott, 23, was trying to flee the scene or hide something at the time, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court was told.
Gardai found a sock containing four bullets hidden beneath decking in his back garden.
Synott, from Cabra, Dublin, pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition under suspicious circumstances in his home on February 2, 2016.
Judge Terrence O’Sullivan imposed a five-year custodial sentence but suspended all five years on strict conditions.
The court heard that Synott had explained the reason he was sweaty when they entered was because he had been pleasuring himself.