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Dublin man charged over €1m heroin and cocaine seizure in Sandyford remanded

John Reeves was held at Dundrum Garda station and charged on Friday night.

Part of the drug seizure

Tom TuiteSunday World

A DUBLIN man charged over a seizure of €1m worth of cocaine and heroin has been remanded in custody.

Shortly before 7:30 pm on Thursday, gardaí searched a residential property in Sandyford, south Dublin.

Officers recovered €560,000 worth of heroin and cocaine valued at €490,000.

John Reeves, 58, Birches Road, Wedgewood, Sandyford, was held at Dundrum Garda station and charged on Friday night.

He is accused of unlawfully possessing cocaine and heroin and having the drugs for sale or supply at his home address. The offences are contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act.

The man was held overnight and appeared before Judge Treasa Kelly at Dublin District Court on Saturday.

Garda Shane Donovan told Judge Kelly that Mr Reeves “made no reply” to the charges” after caution.

Defence counsel Kevin Roche said there was no application for bail at this stage.

Judge Kelly remanded Mr Reeves in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court on Friday via video link.

The defence confirmed that gardai would be notified if Mr Reeves intends to apply for bail.

The court heard he was employed, earning €500 a week, but he had rent and other outgoings.

Legal aid was granted.


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