Two men have appeared before a special sitting of Ardee District Court charged in relation to the seizure of cocaine in Drogheda yesterday.

Paul O'Donoghue, 38, from Marian Villas, Laytown, Co Meath and Graham Tully, 56, of Bessexswell Lane, Drogheda, Co Louth are accused of possession of cocaine at Bessexswell Lane, Drogheda yesterday.

They are also accused of possession of the drug for the purpose of selling or supplying it to others.

A detective with the garda national drugs unit objected to the bail application of Paul O'Donoghue because of the serious nature of the alleged offence and he feared the accusedwas a flight risk.

He said Mr O'Donoghue is alleged to have been in possession of 1 kilo of cocaine with an estimated street value of €70,000.

The garda said the drug was found in the boot of a car the accused was sitting in and he said 4 kilos of a mixing agent were also found with the cocaine.

The accused said he was a father-of-three children and lived with his partner at the address in Laytown.

Judge Flann Brennan remanded both accused in custody to appear at Cloverhill District Court next Friday.

Another man, with an address in Belfast, appeared before a special sitting of the court yesterday. 

He too was remanded in custody.