Man pleads guilty following Limerick drugs seizure

Mike Dwane

Reporter:

Mike Dwane

Limerick Courthouse, Merchant's Quay
A COUNTY Cork man pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to the possession of €60,000 worth of cannabis for sale or supply when his car was stopped by gardai in County Limerick last summer.

A COUNTY Cork man pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to the possession of €60,000 worth of cannabis for sale or supply when his car was stopped by gardai in County Limerick last summer.

Philip Ward, 30, of Oliver Plunkett Place, Doneraile, is due to be sentenced later this year.

He faces one count of possession of cannabis for sale or supply and a separate count of possession of drugs with a street value of more than €13,000 for sale or supply.

Mr Ward was travelling in the direction of Charleville when he was stopped by gardai at Ballynabanoguem Banogue shortly after 10.30pm on July 5, 2011.

They found approximately five kilograms of the drug in a black hold-all bag in the car.

Mr Ward entered a guilty plea to both counts when the indictment was read out before Judge Carroll Moran at Limerick Circuit Court.

Defence counsel Andrew Sexton SC told Judge Moran that certain matters had to be finalised ahead of sentencing.

Mr Ward was remanded on bail to appear before the court again on September 28, next.