Limerick man admits having drugs at his home

David Hurley


David Hurley


Limerick admits having drugs at his home

The Courthouse, Mulgrave Street

A MEMBER of the travelling community has pleaded guilty to charges relating to a significant drugs seizure at his home in Limerick last year.

When arraigned at Limerick Circuit Court, Timothy Casey, aged 40, who has an address at Bay 4, Clonlong halting site, Southill, Limerick admitted three charges relating to a seizure on February 14, 2017.

Heroin with a street value of around €2,250; cocaine worth €1,400 and 440 Alprazolam (Xanax) tablets worth €880 were recovered during a garda operation.

John O’Sullivan BL, prosecuting, said the guilty pleas were acceptable to the DPP and he confirmed a number of lesser charges will be withdrawn by the State at a later stage.

Kenneth Kerins BL, representing Mr Casey, sought an early sentencing date indicating the hearing is likely to take around 30 minutes.

Noting this, Judge Tom O’Donnell remanded the defendant on continuing bail until July 24, next when he will hear evidence relating to the offence.