Friday 24 January 2020

Man facing trial in 'crime cash' and drugs case

Kenneth Lynch is charged with possession of cocaine
Kenneth Lynch is charged with possession of cocaine

A Dublin man allegedly found in possession of more than €10,000 in cash, which is claimed to be the proceeds of crime, has been sent for trial.

Kenneth Lynch (38) is also facing drugs charges after detectives found a large quantity of cocaine in an estate in west Dublin.

Mr Lynch was served with the book of evidence when he made an appearance on bail before Blanchardstown District Court.

The accused, with an add-ress at St Ronan's Crescent, Clondalkin, is charged with possession of cocaine as well as having the drug for the purposes of sale or supply.

The drugs offences allegedly happened at Moorefield Lawns in Clondalkin last August 23.

Mr Lynch is further charged with possession of cash of €10,400, which was the alleged proceeds of crime.


State solicitor Mairead White said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on the accused.

Ms White said the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had consented that Mr Lynch be sent forward to the next sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court on the three char- ges in the book of evidence.

Judge David McHugh gave Mr Lynch the formal alibi caution.

The judge also assigned def-ence solicitor Brian Coveney and one junior counsel on free legal aid.

Judge McHugh further ordered that a DVD copy of interviews which gardai conducted with the accused be forwarded to his solicitor.

Bail was granted on the same terms and conditions, and the accused is to appear before the circuit court on a date in October.

Mr Lynch has not yet indicated how he is pleading to the charges.

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