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Drugs charge Dubliner accused of growing €16k of cannabis at home after plants found in raid, court told

The offence is alleged to have happened last Sunday.

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Paul Cullen, of Whitestown Drive, Blanchardstown, charged with cultivation of cannabis and possession of the drug for sale or supply

Paul Cullen, of Whitestown Drive, Blanchardstown, charged with cultivation of cannabis and possession of the drug for sale or supply

Paul Cullen, of Whitestown Drive, Blanchardstown, charged with cultivation of cannabis and possession of the drug for sale or supply

A DUBLIN man has been charged with cultivating cannabis at his home after plants estimated to be worth more than €16,000 were seized in a raid.

Paul Cullen (36) was granted bail and had his case adjourned when he appeared before Blanchardstown District Court.

Mr Cullen is charged with possession of cannabis with intent to sell or supply, cultivation of the drug and simple possession at Whitestown Drive, Blanchardstown.

The offence is alleged to have happened last Sunday.

A garda told the court that when the accused was arrested and charged, his replies were "I wasn't selling" and "I'm sorry".

The value of drugs involved was €16,800 in plants and €800 worth of cannabis.

"It is alleged that cultivation was taking place at his home," Judge Gerard Jones noted.

The garda had no objection to bail, subject to conditions.

Judge Jones granted Mr Cullen bail in the accused's own cash bond of €500. Under conditions, he must commit no crime and continue to live at his home address.

The court heard Mr Cullen's parents were "happy enough for him to stay there".

He was also ordered to provide gardaí with a mobile phone number at which he can be contacted.

Defence solicitor Simon Fleming said the €500 was available and the accused was able to take up bail.

The judge remanded Mr Cullen on bail to appear in court again in June for the directions of the DPP.

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