Court told crossbow and stun gun were found during Annagry drugs raid

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Dungloe District Court has been told that guns and a crossbow with bolts were found during a drugs raid on the home of Jim Brady at Corkaheery, Annagry.

The 51 year old admitted possession of €891 of drugs, mainly cannabis with a small amount of cocaine, on April 9, 2014.

Also discovered during the search a stun gun and a crossbow with 12 bolts, an iPhone and a Nokia mobile phone, and cash consisting of €427 in notes and coins and £60 sterling.

Brady was arrested and conveyed to Milford Garda Station where he admitted possession of the drugs for his own use.

Supt Kelly said Brady didn't admit possession for sale or supply but there were admissions on text messages recovered on the phones.

The Supt noted there was also a sniper rifle found but there was no decision on it from the Drector of Public Prosecutions after it was examined in the Garda ballistics department,

Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had supplied cannabis to a friend and but that it was mainly for his own use due to an ongoing medical issue arising from a previous accident.

Mr Gallagher added that his client admitted that he should not have had the drugs. He said that the stun gun had been a present while Brady had purchased the crossbow in Belfast.

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 12th for preparation of community service and probation reports.

There was a prosecution request that an order by made for the money recovered to be forfeited to the State and for the destruction of the remaining items.