A book of evidence will be served today in the case against a Lithuanian man on drugs charges arising out of the alleged seizure of a €3,000 stash of heroin three years ago on The Marina in Blackrock.
Sergeant Gearóid Davis said yesterday that the book of evidence was ready to be served in the case.
Judge Olann Kelleher said this could not be done when the defendant was not appearing in Cork District Court in person – he appeared by video link from prison.
The judge directed that the accused would be brought to court in person today for service of the book.
Pat Horan, defence solicitor, said that 25-year-old Ligitas Grigalaitis of Dunclug Park, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, had been remanded in custody for a relatively long time on the drugs charges.
Grigalaitis is pleading not guilty to all charges against him, arising out of the incident which dates back to August 24 2017.
The Director of Public Prosecutions indicated previously that the case could be dealt with at district court level on a plea of guilty only.
25-year-old Ligitas Grigalaitis of Dunclug Park, Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is charged with having the diamorphine (heroin) and possession of the drug for sale or supply on that occasion.
He is also charged with a second count of heroin possession related to the Munster Agricultural Showgrounds on the same date.