Fresh charges brought in connection with €100k drug seizure at Kent Station

Fresh charges brought in connection with €100k drug seizure at Kent Station
Kent Station in CorkPicture: Eddie O'Hare

FRESH charges were brought against a man who was arrested following the seizure of over €100,000 worth of drugs at Kent railway station in Cork last September.

Detective Garda Paul Leahy formally arrested Gary Cambridge of 6 Mount Brosna, Mayfield, Cork, at Cork District Court yesterday.

The most serious charge brought against Cambridge, aged 34, was one of having heroin and cocaine with a combined street value exceeding €13,000 – the threshold figure that allows for a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Det. Garda Leahy said the accused made no reply when he was charged.

On the application of Sergeant Gearóid Davis, Judge Carol Ann Ní Chúllacháin adjourned the case for one week with the accused remanded in custody.

Defence solicitor, Eddie Burke, said there was no application for bail yesterday on the fresh charges.

Cambridge’s next court appearance will be by way of videolink from prison to Cork District Court.

Related charges against Cambridge refer to possession of cocaine and heroin and having those drugs individually for the purpose of sale or supply on September 4 at Kent railway station.

The detective said previously the value of the alleged heroin seizure was €105,000. A valuation for the cocaine has not been given in court.

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