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€36k drug accused is bailed

A JOBLESS man accused of possession of more than €36,000 worth of cannabis has been granted bail.

Gardai allegedly found the drugs when they received information about the accused while he was in custody on suspicion of a separate offence.

Father-of-two George O'Brien (34), of Hampton Wood Green, St Margaret's Road, Finglas, was charged with possession of drugs at his home.

Garda Ciaran Kennedy told Dublin District Court he arrested the defendant in Ballymun on March 7.

He was detained under the Road Traffic Act before being released and charged.

Judge Miriam Malone refused jurisdiction to deal with the case at District Court level.

The case will be sent forward to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

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