A FORTY-three year old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with a major drugs and weapons seizure in the city.
John Ryan, 43, of Airmount Terrace, St Patrick’s Road is accused of possession of an assortment of drugs, believed to worth more than €1m, for the purpose of sale or supply.
The drugs, which allegedly included heroin, cocaine, cannabis, cannabis herb and ecstasy, were seized at the weekend during a garda operation at an apartment complex on the Ennis Road, near the Strand Hotel.
A number of firearms and a quantity of ammunition were also seized at the premises and Mr Ryan is accused of possession of 10 rounds of ammunition and a semi-automatic Walther pistol on the same date.
During the brief court hearing, Mr Ryan was granted free-legal aid and the case was adjourned until Thursday next when he will apply for bail.