Two Tipperary men*, including a fire fighter, have gone on trial accused of having cocaine worth almost €80,000 for sale or supply after the drug was found during an inspection at a fire station.
Michael Morgan, (43), Cluain Muillean, Nenagh, and John Walsh, (36), of Coille Bheithe, Nenagh, appeared before Nenagh Circuit Court on Wednesday for the second day of their trial.
Cocaine was found in Mr Morgan’s work locker during a routine inspection at Nenagh fire station on January 17th, 2018, the court heard. Several past and present members of Nenagh fire service gave evidence of seeing a white powder substance in a green plastic lunch box after the box was removed from Mr Morgan’s locker.
Gardaí were alerted and the two accused men were later arrested and charged in connection with the seizure of cocaine worth an estimated €78,000.