Trial of Polish man charged with possession of drugs in Tralee continuing this morning

The trial of a Polish man charged with possession of €39,000 worth of drugs in Tralee is continuing this morning.

Maciej Masznicz of Red House, Knocknaclogher, Ballyroe, Tralee, has pleaded not guilty to four charges of possession of cannabis and methylamphetamine and one charge of the unlicensed possession of a firearm on 18th February, 2015.

Prosecutor Tom Rice says it’s alleged gardaí entered the home of Mr Masznicz, following the issue of a warrant, and seized cannabis and methylamphetamine.

It’s also being alleged the 38-year-old accused was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm, namely a stun gun.

Yesterday, Mr Rice outlined details of the charges in his opening address to the jury of six men and six women, stating the difference between possession and possession with the intention of sale or supply; three of the charges brought against Mr Masznicz are Section 15, which comprise sale or supply offences.

It’s the prosecution’s case that Mr Masznicz was fully aware he had nearly €40,000 worth of drugs in his possession on February 18th, 2015.

The trial is continuing this morning in Tralee Circuit Court, under Judge Tom O’Donnell.