Pair charged in connection with €3.5 million drugs haul appear in Kilcock District Court

Two men have appeared at Kilcock District Court charged with possession of €3.5 million of heroin and cocaine.

Two men have appeared at Kilcock District Court charged with possession of €3.5 million of heroin and cocaine.

Jason Brennan, 31, of 5 Willow Way Road, Primrose Gate, Celbridge and Mark Mahony, 32, of 46 Oak Court Lawn, Palmerstown, Dublin 20 were arrested on Thursday afternoon, January 17 in the car park of the Tesco Extra centre on the Monread Road, Naas.

They are charged with possession of heroin and cocaine and with possession of the drugs for sale or supply.

Mr. Mahony faces similar charges in relation to €400,000 worth of cannabis at Oak Court Lawn, Palmerstown, which was discovered in a follow up search.

Representing the two men, solicitor Eddie O’Connor applied for, and was granted, legal aid for the two men. He did not apply for bail for either of them.

In both cases, the prosecuting Gardai confirmed to Judge Desmond Zaidan that they would have objected to bail.

Both men confirmed to the judge that they understood what was going on. They were both remanded in custody to appear at Naas District Court next Wednesday, January 23.

The judge ordered that Mr. Brennan be medically assessed. He told the court that he is a recovering addict. His solicitor said that he suffered from depression and anxiety and required medication for same.

Mr. Mahony uses an inhaler and the judge instructed that Gardai inform prison authorities of that.

The judge noted that seeing as the value of the drugs found was in excess of €13,500, it would likely be tried in front of a jury.