Charges over €1.5m drugs seizure

Sun, Sep 30, 2012, 01:00

Three men have appeared in court in connection with a €1.5 million drugs seizure by gardaí in Cork in a joint operation with their colleagues from Limerick.

Last night, at a special sitting of Cork District Court, all three men were charged with possession and possession for sale or supply of cannabis resin following the seizure in Cork city on Friday.

Jerome O'Halloran from St Joseph's, Boreenmanna Road, Cork, was charged with possession of €900,000 worth of cannabis at St Joseph's Boreenmanna Road on September 28th.

Mr O'Halloran (59) was also charged with possession of €900,000 worth of cannabis resin for sale or supply at the same location on the same date.

Trevor Williamson (46) was charged with possession of €900,000 of cannabis resin and possession of €900,000 worth of cannabis resin for sale or supply at St Joseph's on the same date.

Mr Williamson from Meadowbrook, Heron's Wood, Carrigaline, was also charged with possession and possession for sale or supply of €600,000 worth of cannabis resin at Boreenamanna Road on September 28th.

Michael O'Connell (53) from O'Malley Park, Southhill, Limerick, was charged with possession and possession for sale or supply of €600,000 worth of cannabis resin at Boreenmanna Road on September 28th.

Gardaí did not object to bail for Mr O'Halloran and Mr Williamson, and Judge Olann Kelleher remanded both of them on their own bonds to appear again at Cork District Court on October 3rd.

Mr O'Connell did not apply for bail, and he was remanded in custody to appear at Cork District Court on October 4th.

All three men, who are unemployed, were granted free legal aid.