Sunday 17 December 2017

Man appears before court charged with possession of €48k heroin

Courts of Criminal Justice
Courts of Criminal Justice

Andrew Phelan

A JOBLESS man has appeared in court charged with possession of €48,000 worth of heroin following a garda drugs seizure at an industrial estate in west Dublin.

Wayne Brennan (31) was granted bail when he appeared in Dublin District Court this evening.

Judge Bryan Smyth adjourned the case for the directions of the DPP to be made available.

Mr Brennan, with an address at St Ronan’s Avenue, Clondalkin, is charged with possession of heroin with intent to sell or supply at a storage unit Hibernian Industrial Estate, Greenhills Road, Tallaght on October 24, 2013.

Garda Mary Enneguess of the Tallaght Drugs Unit told the court she re-arrested the accused at Sundrive Road Station after he had been detained at 12.30pm today.

She was present when he was charged and said he made no comment after caution. There was no garda objection to bail.

Judge Smyth granted bail in the defendant’s own bond of €500, with no cash lodgement. He also required an independent surety of €3,000 and approved the defendant’s older sister as surety. In evidence, she undertook to have her account frozen in that sum.

The court heard the value of drugs allegedly seized was €48,000.

Other conditions of bail are that the defendant signs on three times per week at Ronanstown Garda Station, provides a phone number he is contactable at at all times and does not apply for a passport.

The judge granted legal aid after Defence Solicitor Peter Connolly said the accused was unemployed.

He remanded the defendant on bail to appear in Tallaght District Court on September 4.

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