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Saturday 19 August 2017

Bail is denied after €98k heroin and cocaine haul

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A Dublin man has been accused of having €98,000 worth of heroin and cocaine after gardai made a drugs seizure from a car he was passenger in.

Darren Delacey (35) was refused bail when he appeared in Dublin District Court.

Mr Delacey, with an address at Cremona Road, Ballyfermot is charged with two counts of possession of drugs with intent to sell or supply. Judge Alan Mitchell remanded him in custody, to appear in Cloverhill District Court next week.

The court heard the offences were alleged to have happened at Junction 5 on the M7 Motorway on Monday.

The prosecuting garda said he was objecting to bail based on the nature and seriousness of the allegations.

He said gardai stopped a Volkswagen Passat at 5.25pm on May 22. The accused was sitting in a passenger seat and gardai searched the car under the Misuse of Drugs Act, the garda said.

Detained

Heroin with a value of €94,500 and another €3,500 worth of cocaine was found in the back seat footwell where the accused was sitting, it was alleged.

The defendant was arrested and brought to Crumlin Garda Station, where he was detained and later charged. The garda said he believed the accused would commit offences if granted bail.

Applying for bail on the accused's behalf, defence solicitor Michael Kelleher said Mr Delacey had family support and his sister and niece were in court.

The accused enjoys a presumption of innocence, Mr Kelleher said.

Judge Mitchell said he was satisfied that a case had been made out by the prosecution for the refusal of bail.

He remanded the defendant in custody to appear in court again on May 30, for the directions of the DPP.

He granted free legal aid after a statement of the defendant's financial means was handed in to the court.

Mr Delacey has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charges.

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