Sunday 25 February 2018

Teenager accused of selling heroin to undercover garda remanded on bail

Gardai are questioning two people over the death of a man in Scotch Quay and are appealing for more information
Gardai are questioning two people over the death of a man in Scotch Quay and are appealing for more information

A TEENAGER accused of selling heroin to undercover gardai on three dates in the same month has been given two weeks to decide how he will plead.

The 17-year-old “made no reply to the charges” when he was originally charged at the Dublin Children's Court in April.



He is accused of possessing heroin for the purpose of sale or supply, at two locations in Priorswood in north Dublin on three dates in January.



Today the youth appeared again at the Children's Court which was told that the defence have already been furnished with the prosecution's evidence. Defence solicitor Adrian Lennon described the disclosure as “significant”. He asked for time to take instructions from the youth, who was accompanied to his case by his mother.



Judge Hugh O'Donnell remanded the boy on continuing bail to appear again on June 22 when he is to enter pleas to the charges.



Earlier, Garda David Meehan had told the court that the teenager was arrested in March and detained for questioning under the Drug Trafficking Act. He had said the case involved three amounts of heroin each worth E20.



It has been was alleged that the boy was “supplying deals to undercover gardai”.



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