Family members in court on heroin charges
A number of defendants from the same family were before Judge Gerard Haughton on heroin-related charges.
Most of them will be dealt with in the District Court:
Billy Connors (61) Rosemount, Drinagh accused of having €30 worth of the drug for sale or supply at Grogan's Road on June 26 last year;
his wife Maggie Connors (55) Rosemount, Drinagh accused of having a small amount of the drug at Rosemount on November 4 last year;
their son James Connors (30) Rosemount, Drinagh accused of having €30 worth of the drug at Newtown Road on December 16;
Jade Power (21) Rosemount, Drinagh accused of having €30 to €50 worth of the drug at Tesco car park on January 9.
All five had their cases adjourned to December 7.
Two defendants also facing charges of having the drug for sale or supply will be referred for trial before the Circuit Court indicated Garda Inspector Jim Doyle, passing on the instructions of the Director of Prosecutions:
Johnny Connors (27) Rosemount, Drinagh stood charged with allegedly having heroin for sale or supply at Rosemount on November 4 last; at Tesco car park on May 14; at North Main Street on February 27; at Keyser's Lane on February 6; at Londis car park in The Faythe on January 28; and at Rosemount on September 11 last year;
Patrick Connors (24), Rosemount, Drinagh who was similarly charged with having heroin for sale or supply at Wygram on November 19 last; at Tesco car park on December 11 last and on February 12; at Rosemount on February 19.
Both men were allowed continuing bail and ordered to return to court on December 7 for service of the book of evidence compiled against them.
Motoring offences were alleged against the defendant Patrick Connors, including one count of driving without insurance at Drinagh on April 15, also adjourned to December 7.