Boy (16) facing drugs charges
A THEN 15-year-old boy who built up a drug debt from smoking cannabis was later caught with more than €50,000 worth of cocaine, the Dublin Children's Court has been told.
The west Dublin boy, now aged 16, has been charged at the Children's Court with possessing more than €26,000 worth of cocaine for sale or supply, at his home address and at another location nearby, in January last.
Judge Bryan Smyth was told that the boy was searched and caught with drugs. A search at his home led to another find. He was also told that the total value of drugs in the case was €55,000. The boy was remanded on bail to appear again next month when he is to be sent forward for trial to the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Teen accused of gardai attack
A youth has been charged at the Children's Court with attacking two gardai and theft by force of an army vehicle.
The defendant, Thomas Doran (18), of Coldcut Crescent, Clondalkin, Dublin, made "no reply" when he was charged yesterday with assaulting two gardai, seizing by force a Ford Green Transit army vehicle and motor theft at Military Road, in Tallaght, Dublin, on April 17 last.
Judge Smyth remanded the youth on bail to appear again next week.
Youth denies having bomb
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has pleaded not guilty to possessing a petrol bomb which was allegedly used in an attack on the home of a 78-year-old woman who suffers from Parkinson's Disease.
The boy had been charged at the Dublin's Children's Court with having a petrol bomb under his control with intent to use it or permit another to use it to damage the injured party's property in a way which would endanger her life.
Yesterday Judge Bryan Smyth remanded the teen on bail until his hearing next January. The alleged incident happened in north Dublin, on the evening of March 6 last, Judge Smyth had been told.