Dublin Man Jailed For Possessing €140k Worth Of Cocaine

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A man who had been discovered with roughly €140,000 worth of cocaine has been jailed for three years. That’s just six weeks after being found with heroin

Barry Keating, 33, from Coolock, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. The man was charged with possession of heroin for the sale or supply at Harmonstown Road, Dublin 5, on June 29th, 2016. Keating also admitted to possessing cocaine for sale or supply at Shonvalley Apartments, The Grange, Lucan on August 8, 2016.

Detective Garda Conor O’Sullivan gave his account to prosecuting representative, Dara Hayes BL. Detective O’ Sullivan said that Keating was at an address in Harmonstown when gardai arrived at the property with a warrant.

According to Dublin Live, officers found 115g of heroin, worth an estimated €16,190 and cannabis worth €40. Keating took complete responsibility for the drugs at the house but made no admissions during further garda interviews. He has 53 previous convictions including some for drug offences.

Det Gda O’Sullivan said that on August 8, 2016, a surveillance operation was in place in the Lucan and Newcastle Area of Dublin, when three cars were seen parked closely to an apartment block. Keating was one of the drivers of the vehicles.

A second man, Gerard Gerard Cleary, 34, who lived at Shonvalley Apartments, was seen carrying a Supervalu bag out of the passenger side of one of the cars. He then placed it into the boot of a parked Volkswagen Golf.

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