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Wednesday 7 December 2016

Alleged cocaine supplier is facing trial

Mr Pigott is facing a charge under Section 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act, where the value of the cocaine is more than €13,000
Mr Pigott is facing a charge under Section 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act, where the value of the cocaine is more than €13,000

A Dublin man allegedly caught with a stash of cocaine and cannabis at his home is to face trial on the charges.

Keith Pigott (35) is accused of having more than €13,000 worth of cocaine after his home was raided by detectives.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to a date next month for the book of evidence.

The accused, of Berryfield Drive, Finglas, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with poss- ession of cannabis and cocaine.

Penalties

He is also charged with having both cannabis and cocaine for sale or supply at his home in Finglas.

Mr Pigott is facing a charge under Section 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act, where the value of the cocaine is more than €13,000.

The alleged incident took place on October 20, 2014.

The court heard the DPP has directed trial on indictment in the circuit court on the charges, where the penalties on conviction are potentially greater than in the district court.

Judge McHugh assigned defence solicitor Emer O'Sullivan on free legal aid.

Mr Pigott has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.

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