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Stolen cars accused faces additional drugs charges

A DUBLIN man allegedly caught with four stolen vehicles and a large quantity of cannabis has been further charged with drug offences.

Stephen Mulvaney (38) was allegedly in possession of stolen cars when gardai raided a business premises in west Dublin.

Gardai also state that they uncovered a cannabis growing factory in the business unit, containing plants worth an estimated €125,000.

Mulvaney will face jury trial in the Circuit Court after the DPP ruled the charges were too serious for the District Court.

The accused, of Cardy Rock Square in Balbriggan, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with four counts of possession of stolen vehicles.


He is also charged with possession of cannabis for sale or supply.

Mulvaney was further charged this week with possession of cannabis, growing genus cannabis without a licence and possession of a stolen iPad and laptop.

Mulvaney was also charged under Section 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Gardai requested an eight week adjournment for the book of evidence but defence solicitor Terence Hanahoe said the matter has been ongoing for nearly a year.

Judge David McHugh said he would adjourn the matter for six weeks for the service of the book of evidence.