Limerick drugs accused granted free legal aid

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Two men who are accused of possession of cannabis worth €1.5m have been granted free legal aid.

Two men who are accused of possession of cannabis worth €1.5m have been granted free legal aid.

Kieran Nevin, 35, of Oliver Plunkett Street, St Mary’s Park and Shane Ferguson, 44, of Meadowbrook, Mill Road, Corbally are each accused of having 78 kgs of the drugs at Annagh, Lisnagry on May 25, last.

Nevin, who is unemployed and in receipt of disability benefit, was previously refused bail while Ferguson - an unemployed carpenter - has not taken up his bail.

At Limerick Court, solicitor John Herbert submitted a statement of means on behalf of both men and Judge Eamon O’Brien granted their applications for free legal aid.

Insp Seamus Ruane said a file is being prepared for the DPP and the case was adjourned until June 12, next.