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Man sent for trial over €220k drugs find

A DUBLIN man is facing jury trial on a drug-dealing charge after €220,000 worth of cannabis was allegedly found at his home.

James Carroll (37) had the case against him adjourned for the preparation of a book of evidence when he appeared in Cloverhill District Court.

The accused is charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply at his home at Old Church Avenue, Clondalkin, on February 25 this year.

The DPP’s directions have not yet been issued, but Mr Carroll’s barrister asked Judge Victor Blake to consider the issue of jurisdiction - allowing the case to be sent for trial.

A garda sergeant told Judge Blake officers searched the house under warrant at 7.45pm on the day in question and found four people including the defendant in the kitchen.

Cannabis herb worth €120,000 was allegedly found beside them, as well as other drug “paraphernalia”.

The search continued and it was alleged that the gardai found another €100,000 of the drug in a bedroom upstairs.

The four people in the house were all arrested.

Judge Blake formally refused jurisdiction and adjourned it to a date in June for the preparation of a book of evidence.

aphelan@herald.ie


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