Sunday 28 May 2017

Legal aid applicant 'went to Las Vegas for McGregor fight'

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

Eimear Cotter

A YOUNG man applying for free legal aid in a drugs prosecution attended the recent Conor McGregor fight in Las Vegas, a court was told.

Gardai have queried how Darren Snee (26) could afford the trip after he told a court he was unemployed and on social welfare.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for four weeks for Mr Snee to bring a vouched statement of means to court.

The judge said this was "a matter of concern".

The accused, of Old Court Close, Palmerstown, app-eared before Blanchards-town District Court charged with possession of cannabis and cocaine as well as having cocaine for sale or supply.

discarded

The alleged incident took place at Old Court Close last June 4.

Sgt Maria Callaghan said it was alleged that Mr Snee discarded a package that contained cocaine with a street value of €963 and cannabis worth €55.

Judge McHugh accepted jurisdiction, meaning the matters remain in the district court.

Solicitor Simon Fleming applied for legal aid, saying that Mr Snee was unemployed and receiving social welfare.

A garda queried this, saying Mr Snee had travelled to Las Vegas just over a fortnight ago to attend the McGregor fight.

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