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Tralee courthouseA Polish man who was found guilty of 13 counts relating to Fenit Barrow cannabis grow houses has been sentenced to five years in prison.

35-year-old Rafal Fiszer of 20 Academy Square, Navan, Co. Meath initially faced 22 charges including the cultivation of cannabis, possession of the drug for sale or supply, possession of amphetamine and cannabis herb and having false id cards, driving licences and bank cards.

A total of €142,000 worth of drugs were seized from the two addresses.

 

Judge Tom O’Donnell sentenced Mr Fiszer to five years imprisonment for the sale and supply of cannabis at 2 A Lighthouse Village Fenit in 2014.

Mr Fiszer was given a five year suspended sentence to run concurrently for the sale and supply of cannabis at Barrow House in the same year.

He was also sentenced to a further three years to run concurrently for four other charges including, possession of amphetamine and cannabis herb and having false ID cards, driving licences and bank cards.

Meanwhile, 39-year-old Bruno Annea of Mauritius with an address at 35 Lavalley, Darglin Road, Bray, Co Wicklow was bound to the peace in relation to a single cultivation charge at Barrow House.

27-year-old Tina Lidwa of Barrow House, Barrow West was also bound to the peace for permitting the manufacture of cannabis at Barrow House.

Her husband 31-year-old David Lidwa and 37-year-old Lukasz Duleba of 2A Lighthouse Village, Fenit were both given three year sentences suspended for three years for the sale and supply for cannabis.

Judge Tom O’Donnell made special mention of the work of Garda Niall Doody whose intitial curiosity led to a chain of events which brought about the closing down of two sophisticated operations and grow houses.