Saturday 21 October 2017

GAA coach in drug case gets legal aid

A GAA club coach suspected of dealing cannabis and who allegedly had €30,000 in cash hidden in a snooker table in his home has been granted free legal aid.

David Gill (38) was allegedly caught "red-handed" with more than €600,000 worth of cannabis after drug detectives stopped a van in Dublin last August 22.

Mr Gill appeared before Blanchardstown District Court on bail. Gardai said the DPP's directions remain outstanding on the charges and Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for six weeks.

Mr Gill, of Top of the Hill, Leopardstown Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16, is charged with two counts of possession of cannabis and having the drug for sale or supply.

Garda Tim Casey objected to free legal aid, alleging €30,500 was found in Mr Gill's home. Defence lawyer Edel Gilligan said the money had been seized by gardai.

Irish Independent

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