Polish couple charged in connection with discovery of alleged cannabis grow house in Kilkee appear before Ennis District Court

Cannabis plants

A Polish couple charged in connection with the discovery of an alleged cannabis grow house in Kilkee made their second court appearance today.
Gardaí say 206 well-developed cannabis plants with an alleged market value of €160,000 were discovered when they raided the property at Lislanahan Lower, Kilkee, on Monday night (13/1/14).
Jagoga Gajewska (19) and Adam Wrobel (22), both with a former address at Lislanahan Lower, Kilkee, were first brought before Ennis District Court on Tuesday. They are charged with possession of cannabis for sale or supply at Lislanahan Lower, Kilkee, on January 13.
Garda Eoin Daly of Kilrush Garda Station gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution in respect of Mr Wrobel. In response to charge after caution, the court heard Mr Wrobel said, “Why is it for the possession I am charged? That was for my own use. I did not intend to sell it.”
Ms Gajewska made no reply to charge after caution. Inspector Tom Kennedy told the court the State were opposing bail.
Detective Garda Donal Corkery of Kilrush Garda Station said bail was being opposed on the nature and strength of the alleged evidence. He said gardaí believed both accused to be flight risks. Det Corkery said there was a strong possibility of more serious charges being brought against the accused. A file is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The court heard Mr Wrobel and Ms Gajewska are currently of no fixed abode.
Defence solicitor Fiona Hehir said her clients would be willing to surrender their identification cards and agree not to apply to the Department of Foreign Affairs for travel documents. She said an address in Portlaoise had been offered as a place for her clients to live.
Judge Patrick Durcan refused bail. He said he was doing so based on the seriousness of the alleged offence and the “unsatisfactory connections” between the accused and the jurisdiction.
He remanded both in custody to appear again at Ennis District court today. At Ennis District Court this morning, Mr Wrobel and Ms Gajewska were further remanded in custody to appear again in court on February 5.


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