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Mum accused of having cannabis factory in home

A NEW mother accused of allowing her home to be used as a cannabis-growing factory, and her partner who was allegedly caught with more than €13,000 worth of drugs, are facing trial on the charges.

MAGDALENA Krol (30) and her two children, including a young baby, were at home in west Dublin when gardai raided it.

Her partner Piotr Siatka (31) was not there at the time; he was subsequently arrested and charged.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter for five weeks for the service of the book of evidence.

Krol, of Newlands Manor Green in Clondalkin, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with knowingly allowing the manufacture of a controlled drug at her home.

Indictment

The incident took place at her home at Newlands Manor Green in Clondalkin on September 19.

Siatka, of Fortunes Lawn, Tallaght, is charged with possession of cocaine, cannabis and amphetamine, as well as having the drugs for sale or supply.

He is further charged with cultivating cannabis without a licence and with possession of amphetamine with a street value of more than €13,000.

A State solicitor said the DPP has directed trial on indictment in the Circuit Court.

Garda Padraic Walsh alleged that when gardai searched the accused's house they found a cannabis-growing operation as well as cocaine and a large amount of cash.

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