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Finglas man bailed after cannabis find charge

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The seized drugs
The seized drugs

A SECOND man charged over a €190,000 cannabis seizure in Dublin has been granted bail.

Gardai from the Organised Crime Bureau Unit seized cannabis in Finglas in north Dublin on Wednesday and two men were arrested.

Paul Goddard (56), with an address at Cloonlara Road, Finglas, appeared at Dublin District Court on Friday charged with unlawful possession of the cannabis and possessing it with intent to supply at the Clearwater Shopping Centre.

Garda Redmond O’Leary told Judge Miriam Walsh that Mr Goddard, who was dressed in a grey top, jeans and runners, was arrested on Aug. 24. The court also heard a van was seized.

Mr Goddard was later charged at Blanchardstown Garda Station and after the caution he replied “nothing to say”.

Gda O'Leary objected to bail citing seriousness of charge but said he would agreed to it if conditions were imposed. Mr Goddard was granted €2,000 bail, ordered to sign on twice a week at Finglas Garda Station and to surrender his passport. He will face his next hearing on Sept. 16 next.

On Thursday co-accused, Derek Naylor (45) with an address at Dunmanus Road in Cabra, Dublin 7 was also granted bail at his court appearance.

He is also charged with unlawful possession of the cannabis and possessing it with intent to supply, contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Garda Ivor Scully had told the district court that there was no objection to bail on condition that Mr Naylor signs on three days a week at Cabra garda station. Bail was set in his own bond of €2,000 and he was ordered to appear again on Oct. 20 next.