Friday 20 April 2018

Construction worker charged over €200,000 drug discoveries in Dublin and Kildare remanded in custody

Tom Tuite

A 58-YEAR-OLD construction worker was remanded this evening after he was charged in connection with seizures of about €200,000 worth drugs in Dublin and Kildare earlier this week.

Detectives attached to the Garda National Drugs Unit seized a quantity of cannabis at Ryebrook Business Park, Leixlip, Co. Kildare on Tuesday .

In a follow-up search in Finglas, in Dublin, cocaine and heroin were also recovered. Two men had been arrested and one of them appeared before Judge Ann Watkin at Dublin District Court.

Edward Winston, aged 58, from Montpelier Park, Dublin 7 is charged with unlawful possession of cannabis, cocaine, and heroin, and possessing the drugs with intent to supply, in connection with the seizures.

Detective Garda Michael Ormond told Judge Watkin that the man made no reply to the charges when they were put to him at Leixlip Garda station today.

He added that there was no objection to bail subject to an independent surety in the sum of €30,000 being approved.

Judge Watkin noted that a person was willing to stand bail but needed time to satisfy the garda's condition in relation to the amount of money required.

Judge Watkin remanded Mr Winston in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on December 3 next.

The court heard that he works part-time and earned €250 a week, and legal aid was granted subject to a statement of his means being furnished to the court.

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