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Man faces trial over cannabis find

A DUBLIN man who was allegedly caught with more than €13,000 worth of cannabis is facing trial on the charges.

Greg Morris (35) was allegedly found with the drugs following a search by drugs detectives.

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

His alleged accomplice has already been sent forward for trial.

The accused, of Shelerin Road in Blanchardstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of cannabis as well as having the drug for sale or supply.

The drugs seizure took place at Woodbrook Court in Carpenterstown on June 20 last.

Morris is also charged under Section 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act, where the alleged value of the drug is more than €13,000.

A State solicitor said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on Morris, who goes forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Defence solicitor Philip Hannon and one junior and one senior counsel were assigned on free legal aid.

Judge David McHugh gave Morris the alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he proposed calling as a witness in his defence.

The judge also ordered that a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with Morris be furnished to his legal team.

The accused was remanded on cash bail of €5,000 and he was ordered to sign on three days a week at his local garda station.