Saturday 14 December 2019

Man (24) charged in relation to seizure of €500k worth of heroin and cocaine

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Andrew Phelan

Andrew Phelan

A YOUNG man has appeared in court on drugs charges following the seizure by gardai of an estimated €500,000 worth of heroin and cocaine in west Dublin.

David Clancy (24) was remanded in custody this evening after no bail application was made on his behalf.

Mr Clancy, with an address at Oatfield Avenue, Clondalkin, is charged with possession of both cocaine and heroin with intent to sell or supply.

He is also charged with simple possession of both drugs.

The offences, under Sections 3 and 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, are alleged to have taken place at Oatfield Avenue yesterday evening, February 16.

At Dublin District Court, Garda David Charles of the Ronanstown Drugs Unit, said he arrested the defendant at 6.10pm yesterday.

He brought him to Ronanstown Garda Station, where he was charged at 3.45pm today.

He made no reply to any of the charges after caution and was handed copies of the charges sheets, Garda Charles said.

Defence solicitor Michael French said he was not making any bail application and was consenting to the accused being remanded in custody, for the directions of the DPP.

Judge Michael Walsh granted free legal aid to the accused after Mr French submitted a statement of his financial means. There was no garda objection.

Mr Clancy will appear in Cloverhill District Court on Friday.

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