Thursday 30 March 2017

Teenager allegedly threw shopping bag of drugs over wall during Garda chase

The bag had 17 'deals' of cannabis Gardaí said
The bag had 17 'deals' of cannabis Gardaí said

Andrew Phelan

A TEENAGER threw a shopping bag containing 17 “deals” of cannabis over a garden wall while running from Gardaí in west Dublin, it has been alleged.

Ross Dardis (19) is facing drugs charges after €670 worth of cannabis was allegedly found in the bag.

The case against him was adjourned at Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Dardis – of ­Thomas Brown Court, School Street, Dublin 8 – is charged with possession of ­cannabis with intent to sell or supply.

The offence is alleged to have happened at Palmerstown Woods, Clondalkin on  September 30.

Sgt Maria Callaghan said it was alleged that the accused ran from Gardaí when he saw them.

The prosecution would maintain that he took a white shopping bag from his pocket and threw it into the front garden of a house.

The bag had 17 deals of cannabis worth €670, the sergeant alleged.

Judge David McHugh accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case.

This means it can be heard in the district court instead of being sent to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

He made an order for disclosure of prosecution documents to the defence and remanded the defendant on continuing bail.

Mr Dardis has not yet indicated how he intends to plead.

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