Drug dealing and cannabis growing accused sent for trial

A 42-year-old Galway man accused of dealing drugs valued at more than €13,000 and illegally growing cannabis plants has been sent forward for trial.

James Griffin with an address at 29 Droim Chaoin, Bishop O’Donnell Road, Galway, appeared before Galway District Court on Monday charged with being in possession of one or more controlled drugs for the purpose of selling or supplying to others amounting to more than €13,000, contrary to Section 15(a ) and Section 27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977, at The Ranch, Kilcolgan, on June 30, 2012.

He is further charged with being in possession of cannabis, being in possession of cannabis for sale or supply to others, and cultivating without a licence cannabis plants, on the same date and location, contrary to Section 3, 15, and 17, of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977.

The court heard how the book of evidence had been served on Griffin on the morning of the court sitting and that the Director of Public Prosecutions has consented to the accused being sent forward for trial to the Galway Circuit Criminal Court sittings commencing February 19.

After giving what is known as the alibi warning Judge Mary Fahy made the order for return for trial and remanded Griffin on continuing bail.

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