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Saturday 24 August 2019

Man charged over cannabis in €920k city drugs seizure

Robert McGreevy has not yet indicated how he will plead
Robert McGreevy has not yet indicated how he will plead

This is the man facing cannabis charges after gardai last year seized drugs with an estimated value of nearly €1m.

Prosecutors were yesterday given more time to prepare their case against transport worker Robert McGreevy (37), who has been charged in connection with the Clondalkin haul.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the case for the directions of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to be made available.

Mr McGreevy, of St Peter's Road, Greenhills, is charged with possession of cannabis herb worth more than €13,000 with intent to sell or supply. He also faces a related count of simple possession of the same drug.

The alleged offences were committed in Kilwarden Court, Clondalkin, on October 16.

The case was brought before the courts after Mr McGreevy's arrest last year.

A State solicitor yesterday told Judge McHugh that more time was needed for the directions of the DPP.

Judge McHugh adjourned the case to a date next month and remanded Mr McGreevy on continuing bail.

Passport

At Mr McGreevy's first court appearance, Garda Shane McHugh said he had made no reply to either charge after caution at Ballyfermot Garda Station.

Bail had been granted, with no garda objections, in the accused's own bond of €2,000, with €1,000 cash lodged. Conditions were that Mr McGreevy signs on daily at Crumlin Garda Station, surrenders his passport, continues to live at his home address and notifies gardai of any change of address.

The court heard that Mr McGreevy was working in the transport industry.

He has not yet indicated how he intends to plead to the charges, which have been brought under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Mr McGreevy is not charged with possession of any drugs other than cannabis.

According to gardai at the time, cannabis herb, cocaine and heroin with a total estimated street value of €920,000 were seized in the Clondalkin raid.

Two other men were arrested at the time.

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