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Monday 10 December 2018

Man (31) faces trial over €1.4m drugs haul

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A man charged in connection with a €1.4m drugs haul in west Dublin is facing trial after fresh charges were brought against him.

James Gannon (31), who was already accused of possessing cocaine and cannabis for sale or supply, now faces nine more charges.

Judge David McHugh adjourned his case at Blanchardstown District Court for the preparation of a book of evidence.

Mr Gannon, of St Mark's Drive, Clondalkin, was previously charged with possessing cocaine for sale or supply at Lidl, Ballyowen Castle, Lucan, on March 22.

He was also charged with having cannabis for sale or supply at Citywest Storage, Tallaght, on the same date.

Ketamine

Yesterday, the court heard he made no reply when additional charges were put to him by Detective Garda Patrick Hearne.

He is charged with possessing more than €13,000 of cocaine, cannabis and ketamine for sale or supply; possessing benzocaine for use in connection with drugs trafficking; permitting land to be used for drug preparation, and allowing a vehicle to be used for a drugs offence.

A State solicitor said a co-accused would appear before the court on another date.

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