Man charged after drugs worth €140k seized during Limerick search

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

The man was charged in connection with a significant drugs seizure in Dooradoyle last week

The man was charged in connection with a significant drugs seizure in Dooradoyle last week

A POLISH man was granted bail after he was charged in connection with a significant drugs seizure in Limerick last week.

Mariusz Sprengel, aged 43, who has an address at Silverbirch Grove, Dooradoyle is accused of possession of cannabis, worth €137,000, for the purpose of sale of supply on January 31, last.

He is also accused of having cocaine with a street value of €2,500 at his home on the same day.

Detective Garda Damien Kennedy told Limerick District Court the defendant was arrested at his home at 10.30pm last Wednesday night and that he made no reply when formally charged on Friday morning.

The drugs have been sent for forensic analysis and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the matter.

While gardai did object to bail, conditions were sought.

The defendant was ordered to surrender his passport to gardai and he must sign on daily as a condition of his bail.

In addition, he was ordered to provided a mobile phone number to gardai and to notify them in writing if he intends changing address.

Judge Marian O’Leary also directed Mr Sprengel not to leave the jurisdiction pending the conclusion of the proceedings.

Solicitor John Herbert said there was no objection to the matter being adjourned to May 9, next for DPP’s directions.