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Saturday 3 December 2016

Youth (17) allegedly had €77,000 worth of ecstasy

Ecstasy tablets. File picture
Ecstasy tablets. File picture

A TEENAGER accused of possession of more than €77,000 worth of ecstasy at his home has been refused bail.

The accused (17) is alleged to have had the drugs in bags in his bedroom when his Dublin home was searched.

He is also alleged to have taken part in a knifepoint robbery at a supermarket in the west of the city.

Judge Alan Mitchell remanded him in custody.

Blanchardstown District Court heard it was alleged the accused entered Londis, Adamstown, on May 19 with two other males and tried to take €135 worth of alcohol.

When confronted by a member of staff, he allegedly produced a knife and threatened the man.

On May 27, gardai searched the defendant's home and found the drugs in two shoulder bags in a storage area in his bedroom, a garda said.

There were numerous other smaller bags of white powder and tablets.

Defence barrister Jennifer Jackson asked Judge Mitchell to grant bail, saying there was no issue of the accused being a flight risk. However, gardai objected.

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