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Sunday 4 December 2016

Man will face trial over drugs charges

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Freer the formal warning that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.
Judge David McHugh gave Mr Freer the formal warning that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.

A land owner has been sent for trial accused of allowing his property to be used for the preparation of drugs.

John Freer (42) had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared in court.

The accused, of Buirg An Ri Walk, Balgaddy, is alleged to have knowingly permitted land he owned to be used for the preparation of a controlled drug last August 10.

He is also charged with possession of more than €13,000 worth of ecstasy with intent to sell or supply.

Diazepam

Mr Freer is further accused of having diazepam with intent to sell or supply at the same place and date.

Gda Sean Fitzgerald told Blanchardstown District Court that Mr Freer made no reply when charged at Ronanstown Garda Station.

A state solicitor said the DPP was directing trial on indictment.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Freer the formal warning that he must provide any alibi details to the prosecution within 14 days.

He then returned him for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. He made an order for disclosure of copies of the video of the accused's garda interview to his defence.

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