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Member of Defence Forces charged over €25k cocaine seizure

The 34-year-old man faces two charges, including possession of a controlled drug for the purpose of selling or otherwise supplying.

A MEMBER OF the Irish Defence Forces has appeared at a special sitting of Cork District Court charged in connection with the seizure of more than €25,000 worth of cocaine at Collins Barracks on Old Youghal Road in the city.

Shane Scanlon of Cooline Heights, Ballyvoloon, Cobh, Co Cork is charged with two offences.

Mr Scanlon (34) is charged with possession of a controlled drug, namely cocaine, at Old Youghal Road in Cork for the purpose of selling or otherwise supplying it to another on 27 March.

Mr Scanlon is also charged with having cocaine unlawfully in his possession at Old Youghal Road on the same date. The alleged offences are contrary to the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Evidence of arrest charge and caution was given by Garda Derry O’Brien from Anglesea Street Garda Station. The short hearing took place yesterday evening.

Judge John King remanded Mr Scanlon on bail until his next appearance before the court on 15 July next.

Olivia Kelleher