Wexford drugs case is adjourned until July for hearing

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Enniscorthy Guardian

A judge presiding over a sitting of Gorey District Court in County Wexford described an alleged drugs possession case before him as “borderline”, with regard to whether it should be heard before a higher court or at district court level.

However, after making the comment Judge John Cheatle accepted jurisdiction in the case of Karlo Jelcic, 100 Clonattin Village, Gorey.

The court heard the defendant was allegedly found in possession of cannabis and cocaine at Paul Funge Boulevard, in Gorey, on May 19, 2022.

Sergeant Stephen Ennis told the judge that on the date in question Garda Adam Lally carried out a search resulting in €2,244 worth of cannabis and €180 worth of cocaine being discovered.

Sgt Ennis told the judge that €1,250 in cash was also discovered during the search.

"It’s borderline but I will accept jurisdiction,” said Judge Cheatle.

He then adjourned the case to July 6, for a plea or hearing date to be fixed, and also made a disclosure order in the matter.