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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Man facing trial over €13,000 drugs haul claim

Rory Monahan. Photo: Damien Eagers
Rory Monahan. Photo: Damien Eagers

A WEST Dublin man has been sent for trial charged with possession of more than €13,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine.

Rory Monahan (47), had a book of evidence served on him when he appeared in Blanchardstown District Court.

The accused is alleged to have had the drugs at his home last February following a garda search.

Mr Monahan, with an address at Yellow Meadows Vale, Clondalkin, is charged with possession of cannabis and cocaine with intent to sell or supply at that address on February 20, 2014.

He is also charged with related counts of simple possession of the drugs and having more than €13,000 worth of them at the same time.

The charges are under the Misuse of Drugs Act

A State Solicitor told the court the DPP was directing trial on indictment on the charges.

Judge David McHugh gave the defendant the formal notice that he must provide to the prosecution within 14 days details of any alibi he intends to rely on in the course of his trial.

He also granted an order for disclosure of copies of the video of the accused's garda interview to the defence.

CHARGES

Some of the charges were new and the judge extended bail to cover these.

A garda sergeant handed evidence of arrest, charge and caution into court by certificate.

Judge McHugh remanded the defendant on bail, to appear before the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, at the end of the month.

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