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Teen faces €4k heroin charge

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with possessing heroin worth nearly €4,000.

The teen made no reply the Children's Court heard yesterday when he was charged with possessing the drugs for sale or supply at a location near his west Dublin home on September 14 last year.

Judge Bryan Smyth heard that the value of the heroin in the case was €3,890.

He remanded the boy on bail to appear again in four weeks.

Legal aid was granted with the court hearing that the boy was not attending school or employed.

Boy accused of drug dealing

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with possessing €950 worth of heroin and cocaine following his arrest for drug dealing on a Dublin city centre street.

He is accused of possessing the drugs for sale or supply, at Marlborough Street, on December 2 last.

He made no reply after he was charged, the Dublin Children's Court heard yesterday.

Garda Stephen Beatty said the teen was arrested after he was allegedly seen acting suspiciously and then took part in "a drug dealing transaction".

He alleged that the teen was arrested and searched at which point he was found to have had heroin worth €750 and cocaine to the value of €200. He was remanded on bail to appear again next month when a plea is to be entered.

17-year-old on assault charge

A TEENAGE boy who allegedly lured two youths into a robbery held a knife to one of their throats and attacked them with a gas cylinder has been remanded on continuing bail pending the preparation of a book of evidence.

The 17-year-old boy, who is in care, has been charged at the Children's Court with two counts of robbery and assault causing harm at the Kylemore Road, south Dublin, on March 11.

However, earlier this month the court had held that the case should be sent forward for trial to the Circuit Court.