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Clare man charged over seizure of cocaine

A MAN has appeared in court charged in connection with the seizure of suspected drugs in Doonbeg last weekend, writes Ronan Judge.

David Rogers (33), with an address at Baltard, Doonbeg, appeared before Kilrush District Court on Tuesday, October 19, charged with two offences contrary to the misuse of drugs act.

Detective Garda Paul Heaslip of the Clare garda division’s drugs unit gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution.

Detective Heaslip told the court he arrested Rogers last Saturday at Baltard, Doonbeg, before conveying him to Kilrush Garda Station. The accused made no reply to either of the two charges after caution.

Detective Heaslip confirmed to counsel for Rogers that he was happy for the accused to be remanded on bail.

Sergeant Aiden Lonergan said the court would see from the charges that this is a very recent matter and directions as to how the case is to proceed are yet to be obtained from the director of public prosecutions (DPP).

Legal aid was granted in the name of solicitor, Colum Doherty.

Judge Mary Larkin remanded the accused on continuing bail to appear again in court on January 18, 2022.

In the case, David Rogers is charged with possession of cocaine and possession of cocaine for the purposes of sale or supply.

Both charges arise from alleged offences at Baltard, Doonbeg on October 16, 2021.

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