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Thursday 19 October 2017

Man on cannabis dealing and ammunition charges

Gerard Daly
Gerard Daly

A DUBLIN man is facing trial on charges of possession of ammunition and more than €13,000 worth of drugs.

Gerard Daly (29) had the case against him adjourned for the preparation of a book of evidence when he appeared in Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Daly, with an address at Hillcrest Avenue, Lucan is charged with possession of cannabis with a value of more than €13,000, with intent to sell or supply. He is charged with a related count of simple possession of the drug.

He is also charged with having 43 blank Hirtenberger Patronen-make 7.6mm x 51mm cartridges without authorisation by a firearms certificate.

The charges are under the Misuse of Drugs Act and Firearms Act and the offences are alleged to have happened at an address at Hillcrest Heights, also in Lucan on April 22, 2013.

The case was before the court for the directions of the DPP to be made available. A State Solicitor said the directions were for trial on indictment.

This means the case will be sent forward for trial by judge and jury to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court, which has greater potential sentencing powers on conviction.

The State Solicitor said a 12-week adjournment was being sought for the preparation of the book of evidence. This was consented to by the defence.

Judge McHugh granted free legal aid following an application by Mr Daly's solicitor.

He remanded the defendant on continuing bail, to appear again on a date in October.

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