Man facing trial over €13k of cannabis

Eimear Cotter

A DUBLIN man who was allegedly caught by drugs gardai with more than €13,000 worth of cannabis is facing trial on the charges.

Keith Farrelly (40) was charged with five drugs offences after detectives allegedly found cannabis in two search operations.

The accused, of Swan's Nest Road, Kilbarrack, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of cannabis as well as having the drug for sale or supply.

The alleged offences, contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act, took place at N7 Newlands Cross in Clondalkin last September 4.

Det Gda Liam Eviston said he further charged Mr Farrelly before the court with a number of new matters. These relate to the possession of cannabis as well as having the drug for sale or supply at Parker House in Baldoyle last September 4.

The accused is also charged under Section 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act, where the alleged value of the drug is more than €13,000.

Gda Eviston said the DPP has directed trial on indictment in the Circuit Court on the charges.

As part of his bail conditions, Mr Farrelly must sign on each week at his local garda station.

He has also surrendered his passport and must notify of any change of address.

Defence solicitor Thomasina Connell said there was consent to a seven-week adjournment to a date in April for the service of the book of evidence.