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Search warrant Gardaí allegedly find stun gun and CS gas in raid on Dublin woman's home

Denise Brannigan's home in west Dublin was searched after gardaí got a warrant, a court was told

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Gardaí found a stun gun and a canister of CS gas in a raid on a Dublin woman's home, it has been alleged.

Denise Brannigan's home in west Dublin was searched after gardaí got a warrant, a court was told.

Judge John King ordered the disclosure of prosecution documents and adjourned the case to a date in October.

The 50-year-old accused, with an address at Whitestown Park in Blanchardstown, is charged with unlawful possession of a stun gun and CS gas.

The incident allegedly took place at her home on February 22, 2020.

Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan told Blanchardstown District Courts the DPP consented to the case being dealt with summarily at district court level subject to the judge considering the issue of jurisdiction.

Outlining the allegation for jurisdiction purposes, Sgt Callaghan said that gardaí got a search warrant and searched the accused woman's home.

During the search, Sgt Callaghan alleged that a stun-gun and a canister of CS spray were found.

Having heard the alleged facts, Judge King said he would accept jurisdiction of the matter, allowing it to remain in the district court.

The court heard Ms Brannigan was on social welfare, and Judge King assigned free legal aid following an application by her defence solicitor. There was no garda objection.

Ms Brannigan has not yet indicated how she intends to plead to the charge.

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