Saturday 26 May 2018

Son of murdered Westies gangster sold drugs to undercover gardai

Dean Glennon admitted selling drug to undercover gardai
Dean Glennon admitted selling drug to undercover gardai

Robin Schiller

The son of a former Westies member who was murdered as part of a gangland feud has appeared in court on drugs charges.

Dean Glennon (21) admitted selling drugs to undercover gardai on three occasions.

He pleaded guilty to three counts of possession of diazepam for sale or supply at The Crescent Shopping Centre, Mulhuddart, on May 25, June 25 and September 3 last year.

The presiding judge in Blanchardstown District Court warned Glennon that he faced going to jail unless he co-operated with the probation services.

The court also heard how the defendant’s father was murdered a decade ago.

Although not mentioned by name, the Herald can reveal that the man referred to was Andrew ‘Madser’ Glennon, a former member of the notorious Westies gang.

The violent drug dealer was a feared member of the mob throughout the 1990s and early 2000s.

However, a rift within the gang led to Glennon and his brother, Mark, and a number of their associates falling out with gang leaders Shane Coates and Stephen Sugg. This led to a violent feud in Blanchardstown, where they had all grown up.

‘Madser’ Glennon was gunned down by four masked men on April 30, 2005, after being lured to a meeting.

Mark Glennon was shot dead five months later at his home in Hartstown.

The brothers are suspected of involvement in the murder of Bernard ‘Verb’ Sugg, the brother of Stephen Sugg, in August 2003.

Two close associates involved in serious organised crime in the capital are suspected of being involved in the murders of both Glennon brothers.

Associates on both sides of the Westies feud are still involved in tit-for-tat attacks, which included the attempted shooting of Glennon ally Jason ‘Jay’ O’Connor.

In the aftermath of that attack, O’Connor warned: “There’s going to be f***ing war in Blanchardstown.”


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