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Bail for roofer on €1m drug charges

A SELF-employed roofer facing drugs charges following the seizure of more than €1m worth of cocaine and heroin has been granted bail at the District Court.

Aidan Dorrian (41) secured bail after his partner's step-brother lodged an independent surety of €10,000.

His co-accused John Breen (53) did not make an application for bail and he was further remanded in custody to a date in November.

The pair were arrested following a search at a premises in Johnstown, Co Kildare. Gardai said they discovered a "sophisticated 'mixing factory' for cocaine and heroin" during the raid. As well as seizing cocaine and heroin they also seized mixing agents.


The search was part of an intelligence-led operation by detectives from the Garda National Drugs Unit (GNDU) targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs.

Dorrian, of Claddagh Road in Ballyfermot and Breen, with an address at Johnstown Bridge, Enfield, Co Meath, appeared before Cloverhill District Court charged with possession of drugs and possession of drugs for sale or supply.

The court heard Breen was not applying for bail.

Judge Grainne Malone remanded him in custody for four weeks for DPP's directions on the charges.

In relation to Dorrian, Detective Garda Darragh O'Toole said there was no objection to bail, subject to a number of conditions.

Judge Malone remanded Dorrian in custody with consent to bail on his own bond of €1,000 with an independent surety of €10,000.

As part of his bail, Dorrian must surrender his passport, reside with his sister in Ballyfermot and sign on daily at Ballyfermot Garda Station.