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Ex-fire officer faces €125k drug charges

A FORMER airport fire officer who was allegedly caught with nearly €125,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis at his north Dublin home has been remanded on continuing bail.

Brendan O'Herlihy (39) was arrested after detectives searched his home in Swords last October and found the stash of cocaine, cannabis and cannabis resin.

The street value of the drugs is €124,525, comprising around €70,000 worth of cocaine and nearly €55,000 of cannabis.

O'Herlihy, of Pine Grove Park in Swords, appeared before Cloverhill District Court.

He is charged with possession of cocaine, cannabis and cannabis resin at his home on October 1 last year.

He is also charged with having the drugs for sale or supply, as well as the sale or supply of drugs worth more than €13,000.


Swords District Court previously heard that O'Herlihy replied to five of the seven charges after caution, saying "I understand, I'm sorry" to three of the charges, as well as "I'm sorry" and "sorry" to two of them.

He made no reply to the remaining two charges.

O'Herlihy was originally remanded in custody with consent to bail after Judge John Coughlan at Swords Court set bail at €100 cash as well as two independent sureties.

Cloverhill court heard that the accused had posted bail. He has also surrendered his passport.

O'Herlihy, who is unemployed after losing his job at Dublin Airport, was remanded on bail to appear before Swords court in September.