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Saturday 24 September 2016

Man facing trial after heroin and cannabis seizure

Adam Gear has not indicated how he will plea to €70k charge
Adam Gear has not indicated how he will plea to €70k charge

A young man caught with an estimated €70,000 worth of heroin and cannabis has been sent forward for trial on the charges.

Adam Gear (25) was served with the book of evidence when he appeared on bail before Tallaght District Court.

He was arrested after detectives from the Tallaght Drugs Unit searched a house in the town last January.

The accused is charged with possession of cannabis and heroin.

He is also charged with having the drugs for the purpose of sale or supply.

The drug seizure allegedly took place at his home at Castle Lawns in Tallaght on January 30 last.

Gear is also facing two other charges because the alleged value of the drugs is greater than €13,000.

In this case, the estimated street value of the heroin is €70,000.

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

Judge Patricia McNamara gave Gear the alibi caution.

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The judge assigned defence solicitor Michael Hennessy and one junior counsel on free legal aid.

Mr Hennessy made an application for a senior counsel, but Judge McNamara said he should make that request before the circuit court.

Judge McNamara remanded Gear on bail in his own bond of €300 to appear before the circuit court in October.

As part of his bail conditions, Gear must sign on twice a week at his local garda station.

He must also reside at an agreed address in the Tallaght area and notify gardai if he proposes to change his address.

Gear, with an address at Castle Lawns in Tallaght, has already surrendered his passport and given an undertaking that he will not apply for new travel documentation.

As part of his bail conditions, the accused has given gardai his mobile phone number.

He must be available to answer any calls if gardai wish to speak to him.

Judge McNamara further ordered a video copy of an interview which gardai conducted with Gear be furnished to his legal team.

Gear has not yet indicated a plea to the charges.

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