Thursday 8 December 2016

Man faces up to life in prison for possession of three sub-machine guns, two pistols and a large amount of heroin and cocaine

Sentencing next March

Conor Gallagher

Published 01/02/2016 | 15:59

The Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin
The Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin

A man faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced next March for possession of three sub-machine guns, two pistols and a large amount of heroin and cocaine.

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Jason Rowe (40) was also found with two varieties of ammunition when gardaí searched his house and an unit in an industrial estate. The drugs were estimated to be worth €360,000 at street value.

Rowe of Oranmore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin pleaded guilty at District Court level to possession of heroin and cocaine worth more than €13,000 for sale and supply at his home and at Bluebell Industrial Estate on the Naas Road.

He also admitted possession of a Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine gun, a Steyr AUG sub-machine gun, a GSG5 sub-machine gun, a 9mm handgun, a .45 handgun and 23 bullets. The items were found on February 9th and 10th, 2015

Rowe faces a maximum term of life imprisonment and a mandatory minimum of ten years for the drugs. He also faces a mandatory minimum of five years for possession of the firearms.

Judge Sarah Berkeley remanded Rowe on continuing bail at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court until sentencing on March 3 next.

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