Friday 22 February 2019

Dubliner appears in court following drugs seizure worth nearly €1m

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Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A DUBLIN man has been charged with having cannabis for sale or supply following the seizure of nearly €1m worth of drugs in the west of the city.

Robert McGreevy (37) appeared in Dublin District Court today after he was arrested and charged by gardai investigating the haul in Clondalkin.

Judge Michael Walsh granted him bail and adjourned the case for the directions of the DPP to be made available.

Mr McGreevy, with an address at St Peter’s Road, Greenhills is charged with possession of cannabis herb with intent to sell or supply. He is also facing a related count of simple possession of the same drug.

The offences are alleged to have happened at Kilwarden Court, Clondalkin on October 16.

Garda Shane McHugh told the court the accused made no reply to either charge after caution at Ballyfermot Garda Station today. He was handed copies of the charge sheets, Gda McHugh said.

The DPP had not yet issued directions in the case and there was no garda objection to bail subject to conditions.

Judge Walsh granted bail in the accused’s own bond of €2,000, with €1,000 cash lodged.

Conditions are that Mr McGreevy signs on daily at Crumlin Garda Station, surrenders his passport, continues to live at his home address and notifies gardai of any change of address.

Applying for free legal aid, defence solicitor Michael French said the defendant was working in the transport industry and handed in a statement of his financial means.

The accused was remanded on bail to appear in court again on a date in January.

He has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charges, which are under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Mr McGreevy is not charged with possession of any drugs other than cannabis.

According to gardai, cannabis herb, cocaine and heroin with a total estimated street value of €920,000 were seized in Clondalkin yesterday.

Another man arrested by gardai in connection with the seizure has been released without charge while a third man remained in custody this afternoon.

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