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Man charged over drugs in lock-up further remanded in custody

Man charged over drugs in lock-up further remanded in custody

A MAN charged over a seizure of €1.4m worth of drugs at a lock-up in Dublin has been further remanded in custody with consent to bail.

Emmett Fogarty, 45, with an address at Brookhaven Drive, Blanchardstown, Dublin, was granted €10,000 bail after he appeared in court on Monday charged with drugs offences in connection with the haul.

He is accused of possessing cannabis resin and cocaine for sale or supply at a lock-up unit at Mount Dillon Business Park, Brookville Park, Malahaide Road, Dublin 5, on March 31.

Today he appeared at Cloverhill District Court where he was further remanded in custody with consent to bail to appear again on May 3 next.

Earlier, Garda Ivor Scully said 20 kilos of cocaine, one kilo of cannabis resin and two kilos of cannabis were found in the lock-up during a search on Friday. 

Gda Scully had said there was also 300 rounds of ammunition, components for six types of firearms as well as gun barrels and GPS trackers in the storage unit. 

Directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions are being sought in relation to the other items seized as well as the charges before the court, Gda Scully has said.

Mr Fogarty, who is unemployed, has had bail set in his own bond of €5,000 along with an independent surety of €10,000 of which half must be lodged before he can be released.

He has had to surrender his passport and must not apply for another one, reside at his home address and notify gardai of any change, obey a 11pm to 7am curfew there and provide gardai with a contact phone number.

Legal aid has been granted.