A 19-year-old man has appeared in court on six drug charges including one relating to the possession of over €13,000 worth of cannabis for sale or supply at Ballymaloe Cookery School.

Joshua Allen, of Ballinamona, Shanagarry, in Co Cork appeared before Midleton District Court this morning.

Mr Allen, who is the son of celebrity chef Rachel Allen, arrived to court accompanied by his solicitor Don Ryan where he was charged with six offences.

The charges include four counts in relation to drug possession at Ballymaloe Cookery School, Shanagarry on 30 August, 2018 - possession of cannabis, the possession of cannabis for sale or supply, the possession of cannabis for sale and supply where the market value exceeds €13,000 and the possession of cocaine.

He was also charged with two further counts in relation to the possession of drugs at Ballinamona, Shanagarry on 5 September 2018. 

These charges relate to the possession of cannabis and the possession of cannabis for sale and supply.

Inspector Sean McCarthy gave evidence of arresting Mr Allen at 10.24am today, and charging with him with the six offences.

Mr Allen made no reply after being cautioned.

Inspector Tony O'Sullivan said he was instructed by the DPP that Mr Allen should be tried on indictment and had consented to him being sent forward on a signed plea of guilty to the Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge Brian Sheridan remanded the teenager on bail to appear before Cork Circuit Criminal Court on 8 May.

Mr Allen was released on bail on condition that he  sign on three times a week at Midleton Garda Station, surrender his passport, and not apply for new travel documents, not to leave the jurisdiction, and that he reside at Ballinamona, Shanagarry, Co Cork.

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