Bail for Limerick man accused of drugs and weapons offences

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A FORTY-three year old man who is charged in connection with a major drugs and firearms seizure on the northside of the city earlier this month has been granted bail.

A FORTY-three year old man who is charged in connection with a major drugs and firearms seizure on the northside of the city earlier this month has been granted bail.

John Ryan, 43, of Airmount Terrace, St Patrick’s Road is accused of possession of an assortment of drugs, believed to worth in excess of €1m, for the purpose of sale or supply.

The drugs, which allegedly included heroin, cocaine, cannabis, cannabis herb and ecstasy, were seized by members of the divisional drugs unit during a pre-planned garda operation at an apartment complex on the Ennis Road, near the Strand Hotel on May 14 last.

A number of firearms and a quantity of ammunition were also seized at the premises during the same operation.

Mr Ryan is also charged - under the provisions of the Firearms and Offensive Weapons Act - with possession of ten rounds of 9mm ammunition and a semi-automatic Walter-manufactured pistol on the same date.

Granting bail, Judge Aneas McCarthy ordered the defendant to surrender his passport to the authorities and not to apply for a replacement passport.

He must also live at his home address, obey a curfew and sign on daily at Roxboro Garda Station.

The defendant was also ordered to enter a bond of €1,000 and an independent surety of €20,000 was also requested by the court.

JohN Ryan is due to appear in court again on June 7 next.