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Monday 24 April 2017

Pair sent for trial after €100k cocaine haul seized in car park

Francis Dunne
Francis Dunne
Glen Murray

Two men have been sent for trial on drugs charges after the seizure of an estimated €100,000 worth of cocaine at a supermarket car park in south Dublin.

Francis Dunne (57) and Glen Murray (27) both had books of evidence served on them when they appeared at Blanchardstown District Court.

Judge David McHugh sent them forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Mr Dunne, of Lealand Drive, Clondalkin, and Murray, of Pairc Mhuire, Saggart, are both charged with possession of cocaine for sale or supply with a value of €13,000 or more. They are also charged with two related counts of simple possession and sale or supply of the drugs.

The offences are alleged to have taken place at Dunnes Stores car park, Saggart, on October 15.

Charged

They are also charged with simple possession of cocaine and having the drug for sale or supply at their home addresses on the same date.

State solicitor Tom Conlon said the Director of Public Prosecutions directed trial on indictment.

The book of evidence was served on the defendants. Some amendments to the charges had been made.

Judge McHugh gave the defendants the formal warning that they must provide details of any alibis to the prosecution within 14 days.

He also ordered disclosure by the State of copies of their gardai interview video.

He remanded them on bail to appear in the circuit court later this month.

Neither defendant addressed the court during the hearing.

They have not yet indicated how they intend to plead to the charges, which are under Sections 3, 15 and 15A of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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