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Armagh man charged with Dublin M1 drugs

Fri, 14 Feb 2014
Gardaí detained Mr Donnelly on Thursday night.
Gardaí detained Mr Donnelly on Thursday night. © Pacemaker

An Armagh man has been charged in connection with the seizure of around €234k worth of cannabis in a car on the M1 motorway in Dublin.

Mark Donnelly, a 44-year-old joiner, from Aghanore Road, is charged with possessing the cannabis for sale or supply.

He appeared at District Court in Dublin on Friday after he was arrested in connection with the discovery of the drugs in a vehicle the previous night.

Judge Patricia McNamara remanded him in custody after his lawyer made no bail application on his behalf.

The court heard that the offence is alleged to have happened on the M1 south at Baldrumman in north Co Dublin.

Detective Garda Eoin Roche, of the Garda National Drugs Unit, told the court that Mr Donnelly was arrested at the scene on Thursday night and brought to Balbriggan Garda Station where he was charged on Friday morning.

He made no reply after caution.

Gardai have said 39kgs of cannabis was seized with an approximate street value of €234k, subject to analysis.

© UTV News

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