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Man facing trial after gardaí seized MDMA and cannabis

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Christopher Dunne has not yet entered a plea to the charges

Christopher Dunne has not yet entered a plea to the charges

Christopher Dunne has not yet entered a plea to the charges

A young man charged with drugs offences after gardaí seized cannabis and mdma in west Dublin has been sent for trial.

Christopher Dunne (26) was served with the book of evid- ence when he appeared on bail before Blanchardstown District Court.

The accused, with an address at Clonturk Park, Drumcondra, is charged with possession of cannabis and mdma and having the drugs for sale or supply.

He was allegedly caught with the drugs at St Margaret's Road, Finglas, on October 23 last year.

A state solicitor said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused, who goes forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Warning

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Dunne the formal alibi caution, warning him he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he proposed calling as a witness in his defence.

Defence solicitor Michael Staines and one junior counsel were also assigned on free legal aid.

The judge further ordered that a video copy of an interview gardaí conducted with the accused be given to his legal team.

Mr Dunne was remanded on bail to appear before the circuit court in December.

As part of his bail conditions, he must sign on twice a week at his local garda station in Drumcondra.

He was also ordered to provide a mobile phone number to gardaí so they could contact him if required.

Mr Dunne's co-accused is also before the courts, facing similar drugs charges.

The accused has not yet indicated how he will plead.


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