Man Charged With Major Drugs Seizure In Laois Remanded On Bail

Almost €200,000 worth of drugs were seized last weekend.

A man appeared in court yesterday morning charged in connection with a major drugs seizure in Portlaoise at the weekend.

Adam Gornik, aged 45 and with an address at 3 Garden Village, Mountmellick Road, Portlaoise, appeared before Judge Catherine Staines at Tullamore District Court.

He is accused of the possession of cannabis and cocaine for sale or supply at 3 Garden Village on February 6 last.

He is also accused of possession of cannabis, cocaine and LSD at the same address on the same date.

Garda Paul Kelly, Laois-Offaly Garda drugs unit, gave evidence of arresting Mr. Gornik at 3 Garden Village on Saturday, February 6 and charging him at Portlaoise Garda Station on February 7.

Garda Kelly said the man made no reply when arrested and cautioned.

Judge Staines granted legal aid, assigning Philip Meagher, solicitor.

Mr. Meagher said the accused was a married father of three who earned nearly €600 a week but was paying over €1,000 a month for rent.

There was no objection to bail in Mr. Gornik's own bond of €100 on condition he reside at 3 Garden Village, surrender his passport, sign on at Portlaoise Garda Station daily and observe a curfew from 9pm to 6am.

On the application of Garda Kelly, Judge Staines remanded the accused on bail to Portlaoise District Court on April 8 for directions from the DPP.

The court appearance followed a seizure in Portlaoise by gardaí on Saturday of cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €181,000 and cocaine worth an estimated €6,000. A small quantity of LSD was also found.

Gardaí said all drugs are subject to analysis.

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