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In Brief: Man appears on axes charge

A YOUNG man allegedly caught with balaclavas and axes for use in committing a crime has denied the charge.

Adam Gough (23), of Temple Manor Drive in Greenhills, appeared at Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of articles for use in a theft or burglary.

It is alleged that Gough was caught by gardai with two balaclavas and two axes at Castleknock Road in Castleknock on April 15.

The court heard that Gough denied the charge and Judge Lindsay adjourned the matter for hearing to a date in September.

Kegs thrown at security staff

A YOUNG man who threw beer kegs at security staff after he was kicked out of a pub turned to drink and drugs following the death of his sister's partner last year, a court heard.

Robert Grendon (21), of O'Hogan Road, Ballyfermot, was very close to his sister's partner and he has struggled to cope with his grief.

He admitted he was drunk but claimed he remonstrated with security staff after he fell down a flight of stairs and into a bouncer who then assaulted him.

Judge John Lindsay at Blanchardstown District Court ordered Grendon to complete 150 hours community service in lieu of three months in prison.

Four years for drug dealing

A father of one has been jailed for four years after he was caught dealing heroin and cocaine.

Daniel Moore (23) had been unemployed when he agreed to sell the drugs from his home. He was to make €250 profit on each bag of cocaine he sold.

Gardai forced entry to his home after a tip off and discovered cocaine, both in rock and powder form, along with a mixing agent and deals of heroin. The cocaine was later valued at €31,881 and the heroin at €6,484.

Moore of Waterville Terrace, Blanchardstown, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of the drugs for sale or supply at his home on August 26, 2011.