Man caught with sub-machine guns and drugs could face life sentence

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A man faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced next March for possession of three sub-machine guns, two pistols and a large amount of heroin and cocaine.

Jason Rowe (40) was also found with two varieties of ammunition when gardaí searched his house and an unit in an industrial estate. The drugs were estimated to be worth €360,000 at street value.

Rowe of Oranmore Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin pleaded guilty at District Court level to possession of heroin and cocaine worth more than €13,000 for sale and supply at his home and at Bluebell Industrial Estate on the Naas Road.

He also admitted possession of a Heckler and Koch MP5 sub-machine gun, a Steyr AUG sub-machine gun, a GSG5 sub-machine gun, a 9mm handgun, a .45 handgun and 23 bullets. The items were found on February 9th and 10th, 2015

Seized sub-machine guns and drugs

Rowe faces a maximum term of life imprisonment and a mandatory minimum of ten years for the drugs. He also faces a mandatory minimum of five years for possession of the firearms.

Judge Sarah Berkeley remanded Rowe on continuing bail at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  until sentencing on March 3 next.