County Limerick man on drugs charges remanded further

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Patrick Scanlon, pictured in August, is accused of possession of cannabis worth �96,000 for the purpose of sale or supply
A JUDGE has refused to strike out the case of a County Limerick man who is charged in connection with a substantial drugs seizure.

A JUDGE has refused to strike out the case of a County Limerick man who is charged in connection with a substantial drugs seizure.

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

It is alleged the drugs, which were worth around €96,000, were recovered after gardai and customs officials intercepted a package which had been posted to the address.

At Limerick Court, solicitor John Devane said his client was refused bail in August and he asked that the charges be struck out saying “justice delayed is justice denied”.

Sgt Donal Cronin opposed the application saying the case was a “matter of some complexity”.

Judge Eugene O’Kelly adjourned the case to December 10, next.