Cork man to face trial on hashish prices

The director of the prosecution has decided that the case against a man from Glanmire who is accused of having a stash of cannabis in his home should be tried in court and by a jury.

The case against Ian Peeke of Heatherview, Riverstown, Glanmire, Co. Cork has been tried in the Cork District Court.

The defendant is charged with substance abuse, including growing cannabis and possessing the illicit drug for the purpose of selling or supplying it to others.

The fees all relate to his home address on December 16, 2020.

Sergeant John Kelleher pointed out that the DPP had ruled that the defendant could sign a pleading guilty to the Cork District Court and convict the Cork Circuit Criminal Court. Alternatively, an evidence book could be drawn up.

Attorney Shane Collins-Daly said an evidence book was required in the case.

Judge Olann Kelleher ruled that the defendant had been released on bail on all charges and adjourned the case until March 1 to allow time for the preparation and delivery of the evidence book.

Until then, the accused had been taken into custody on bail.

The case is then expected to be referred by the Cork District Court to the District Court for trial, possibly later in the year.