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To be sentenced Dublin bricklayer pleads guilty to possessing €300k stash of ketamine

About 5.924kgs of a substance suspected to be ketamine, with a potential street value of €320,000, was seized in the Dublin 5 home of Dillon O'Neill (19) on March 26

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Dillon O’Neill pleaded guilty

Dillon O’Neill pleaded guilty

Dillon O’Neill pleaded guilty

A Dublin man has pleaded guilty to possessing more than €300,000 worth of ketamine.

Officers seized the drugs during a planned search of his home earlier this year.

Members of the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), Raheny District Drugs Unit, and Revenue's Customs Service, participated in the joint operation.

About 5.924kgs of a substance suspected to be ketamine, with a potential street value of €320,000, was seized in the Dublin 5 home of Dillon O'Neill (19) on March 26.

The bricklayer, of Lough Derg Road, Raheny, was charged at the District Court at the Criminal Courts of Justice under the Misuse of Drugs Act with possession for sale or supply.

He was granted bail the day after the seizure when the defence pleaded that he had a supportive family and there was no evidence he would evade justice. Bail was set in his own bond of €500.

Gardaí seized his passport and he cannot apply for new travel documents. 

He also had to provide a contact phone number.

The Director of Public Prosecutions directed his case should be dealt with in the circuit court which has tougher sentencing powers.

He appeared again at district court and his solicitor Peter Connolly said his client was offering a signed plea of guilty.

Judge Bryan Smyth made an order sending the man to the circuit court for sentencing.

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Legal aid was granted to include representation of senior counsel after the judge noted the value of the drugs involved.

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