Polish man guilty of 13 counts related to Fenit Barrow cannabis grow house

Tralee courthouse2A Polish man charged in connection with a major drugs haul in Fenit and Barrow has been found guilty of thirteen charges at Tralee Circuit Court. 36 year-old Rafal Fiszer of 20 Academy Street, Navan, Co Meath had denied all seventeen counts on dates from September to November 2014. The case followed the discovery by Gardai of two cannabis grow-houses in Fenit and Barrow in November 2014. Sergeant Declan Liddane Head of the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit told the court Gardai discovered 98 mature cannabis plants in Barrow House with a market value of €78,400 and 47 mature plants in 2A Lighthouse Village, Fenit worth €37,600. This afternoon following almost three hours of deliberations the jury of eight men and four women returned unanimous guilty verdicts on eight charges and majority guilty verdicts on five more. These included cultivation of cannabis at Barrow House and 2A Lighthouse Village, possession of cannabis with intent to supply where the value of the drugs was in excess of €13,000 and possession of false instruments namely driving licences and id cards. Mr Fiszer was found not guilty on four counts relating to cannabis and amphetamines found in a hedge outside 2A Lighthouse Village. Judge Tom O’Donnell remanded the accused in custody and set June 17th next as the sentencing date. He also thanked the jury for their diligence and patience over the three week trial.