Saturday 24 June 2017

Soldier charged with drug dealing is bailed

A serving soldier has been charged with drugs trafficking, writes Tom Brady.

The 43-year-old private appeared in court on three counts of possessing cannabis resin and cocaine for the purpose of sale and supply.

Private Joseph Farrell, with an address at Funshinagh, Four Roads, Roscommon, is alleged to have committed the offences at Dunfierth Park, Johnstownbridge, Enfield, Co Kildare, on May 11, 2007. Farrell appeared at Roscommon District Court when evidence of arrest was given by Garda Thomas Judge, of Mullingar station.

He was remanded on bail to appear again at Roscommon court on October 5.

Farrell is attached to the 28th infantry battalion of the Defence Forces and is based at Finner Camp, near Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.

Irish Independent

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