Man remanded over County Limerick drugs seizure

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A COUNTY Limerick man who is charged in connection with the seizure of almost €100,000 worth of drugs was further remanded in custody when he appeared before Limerick Court this week.

A COUNTY Limerick man who is charged in connection with the seizure of almost €100,000 worth of drugs was further remanded in custody when he appeared before Limerick Court this week.

Patrick Scanlon, aged 52, who has an address in Jersey but who is originally from West Limerick, is charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of sale or supply at Churchview, Pallaskenry on August 8 last.

During a previous court hearing, it was alleged that the drugs, which originated in Spain, have a street value of €96,000.

This week, Sergeant Donal Cronin said the file in relation to the seizure was at an “advanced stage” but that directions were not yet available from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Solicitor John Devane did not object to an application for a one month adjournment of the case.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly adjourned the case until October 1 next when Scanlon is due to appear before the court via video link.