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Man sent for trial on €13k drug charges

A DUBLIN man has been sent for trial on charges of possession of ammunition and more than €13,000 worth of drugs.

Gerard Daly (29) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared in Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Daly, with an address at Hillcrest Avenue, Lucan is charged with possession of cannabis with a value of more than €13,000, with intent to sell or supply. He is charged with a related count of simple possession of the drug.

He is also charged with possession of 43 blank Hirtenberger Patronen-make 7.6mm x 51mm cartridges without authorisation by a firearms certificate.

The charges are under the Misuse of Drugs Act and Firearms Act and the offences are alleged to have happened at an address at Hillcrest Heights, also in Lucan on April 22, 2013.

A State Solicitor said the directions were for trial on indictment.

Judge David McHugh gave the defendant the formal warning that he must provide within 14 days to the prosecution details of any alibi he intends to rely on.

At solicitor Matthew Kenny's request, the judge granted free legal aid to cover one junior counsel. He also made an order for disclosure by the prosecution to the defence of a copy of the video of the accused's garda interview.

He then returned him for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on a date next month.