Lucan man sent forward for trial for dealing cocaine worth €140,000

By Brendan Grehan

A MAN accused of dealing in over €140,000 worth of cocaine from an apartment in Lucan has been sent forward for trial to Dublin Circuit Court.

Gerard Cleary was arrested as part of an operation by Gardai from the Drugs and Organised Bureau on August 8 last.

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He was before Judge David McHugh for service of his book of evidence.

Cleary, aged 32, with an address at Shonvalley Apartments, The Grange, Newcastle, Lucan, is charged with possession of cocaine for sale or supply with a value of €13,000 or more at the above address on August 8, 2016.

He is also charged with simple possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine for sale or supply at the above address also on August 8 last.

Solicitor for the DPP, Tom Conlon, told Judge McHugh that the book was ready to be served. He said the DPP had consented for Cleary to be sent forward for trial to the present sitting of Dublin Circuit Court.

Judge McHugh issued Cleary with the alibi warning and sent him forward on bail to the present sitting of Dublin Circuit Court.

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