| -0.5°C Dublin

Man accused of having drugs and ammunition


Alan Brennan

Alan Brennan

Alan Brennan

A DUBLIN man accused of having large quantities of cannabis, cannabis resin and ecstasy tablets as well as illegally-held ammunition at his home, has been sent forward for trial.

Alan Brennan (34) allegedly had 40 rounds of Browning and Sellier & Bellot ammunition during a search of his home by gardai.

He is facing trial by judge and jury in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled the matters were too serious for the District Court.

The accused, of Dromheath Grove, Mulhuddart, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of cannabis, cannabis resin and mdma as well as having the drugs for sale or supply.

The offences allegedly took place at his home in Mulhuddart last February 13.

Mr Brennan is further accused of possession of 40 rounds of 9mm ammunition without a licence at his home on the same date.

A state solicitor said the book of evidence had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Brennan the formal alibi caution.

He also ordered that a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with the accused be furnished to his legal team.

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming and one junior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

Mr Brennan has not yet indicated how he is pleading to the charges.