Man arrested at student street party in Limerick faces drug charges

Kyle Dockery was ordered to stay out of Limerick, “especially the College Court estate”, while out on bail
Man arrested at student street party in Limerick faces drug charges

Kyle Dockery leaving Limerick District Court today after being charged with possession of cocaine and with possession of cocaine for sale or supply on March 2, 2021. Photo: Brendan Gleeson

A man arrested following a large student street party near the University of Limerick has been charged with drugs offences.

Kyle Dockery (aged 20) with an address at Woodlands, Rathangan, Co Kildare, appeared before Limerick District Court today.

Mr Dockery was one of a number of people arrested in College Court, Castletroy, on March 2 last, after gardaí sent patrols to the area following complaints of a large student street party in the estate.

Mr Dockery is charged with one count of possession of cocaine and one count possession for sale or supply, at Henry Street Garda Station, Limerick, on March 2 last.

Gardaí provided the court with a certificate of evidence of their arrest, charge, and caution of the accused.

Mr Dockery, who faces two charges, contrary to Section 3 and 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, did not speak in court.

He sat silently with his head bowed, wearing a face mask, dressed in black shorts, white socks, runners, a sleeveless puffy jacket and a cream jumper.

Kyle Dockery was granted bail, provided he stayeout of Limerick, “especially the College Court estate”. Photo: Brendan Gleeson

Kyle Dockery was granted bail, provided he stayeout of Limerick, “especially the College Court estate”. Photo: Brendan Gleeson

A barrister representing the accused told the court: “We reserve our position in respect of Legal Aid.” Sergeant Sean Murray, prosecuting, said a garda file on the matter was to be “prepared and sent to the DPP (Director of Public Prosecutions)”.

Sergeant Murray said gardaí were not objecting to bail, provided Mr Dockery stayed out of Limerick, “especially the College Court estate”.

Mr Dockery’s barrister said his client had given an undertaking to abide by the bail condition.

Sergeant Murray said the suspected drugs would “be sent to Forensic Science Ireland” for analysis.

Judge Patrick Durkan said the accused should be physically present for his next appearance in court should Covid-19 restrictions allowed it.

Granting bail on the accused’s own bond of €100, the judge ordered that he “keep out of Co. Limerick other than to attend court, and that he be of good behaviour”.

Mr Dockery was remanded on bail to appear before Limerick District Court, for directions from the DPP, on June 23, 2021.

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