Cork man charged after €50k heroin seizure 

Cork man charged after €50k heroin seizure 

The investigation of a €50,000 heroin seizure in Grenagh in February resulted in a man being arrested and charged with three separate drugs charges today.

Detective Garda Jeremy Murphy arrested Eoin O’Sullivan today and charged him with three counts under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

O’Sullivan, who is in his mid-twenties, of 128 Comeragh Park, The Glen, Cork, made no reply to any of the charges.

Sergeant John Kelleher said the Director of Public Prosecutions had directed trial by indictment on the charges and also consented to a signed plea of guilty being entered at Cork District Court so that the accused could be sentenced at Cork Circuit Criminal Court.

Defence solicitor, Eddie Burke, said a signed plea of guilty did not arise and that a book of evidence would be required.

Det. Garda Murphy said the prosecution was opposed to bail being granted to the accused.

Mr Burke said the defence agreed to hold off on the application for bail for one week.

Judge Olann Kelleher remanded the defendant in custody until June 18.

The charges brought against O’Sullivan today accuse him of having Diamorphine (heroin) for his own use at Clonard Avenue, Grenagh, County Cork, on February 26. 

The defendant is also charged with having the drug for sale or supply. 

The third, and most serious, charge is for having the heroin for salr or supply in Grenagh at a time when its street value exceeded €13,000. 

This charge can carry a mandatory minimum ten-year sentence on conviction, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

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