Tralee Circuit Court has heard that cannabis plants with a potential market value of over €78,000 – were found in at a property in Fenit in late 2014.
36 year old Rafal Fiszer with an address at 20 Academy Square, Navan has pleaded NOT guilty to 17 individual counts on dates from September to November 2014.
Charges facing the accused include possession of cannabis, possession with intent to supply, possession of cannabis worth over 13,000 euro, having false IDs and driving licenses and cultivation of the drug at 2A Lighthouse Village, Fenit and Barrow House.
Detective Sergeant Declan Liddane told the court that 98 cannabis plants were found by Gardai downstairs at Barrow House on November 8th 2014.
The plants were mature, with buds – this was significant said Sergeant Liddane as mature plants were “ready for harvest”.
These plants can – he said – produce 40 grams of cannabis per plant which, with a market value of €20 per gram, amounts to a potential cannabis yield of €800 per plant.
He said the 98 plants in question had a combined potential market value of €78,400.
33 cannabis plants were also found upstairs at the property; however these were in a vegetative state, with no buds, and had “no actual value”.
However, Detective Liddane said these were – in his opinion – “three weeks away from bud production” and upon harvest could have potentially yielded an estimated market value of €26,400.
The case is continuing in Tralee Circuit Court.
Mr Fiszer denies the charges.