Anthony Stokes facing 10 cocaine and dangerous-driving charges

Anthony Stokes facing 10 cocaine and dangerous-driving charges

Former Republic of Ireland and Celtic striker Anthony Stokes has been remanded on bail on drugs and dangerous-driving charges pending directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Gardaí arrested the 34-year-old on January 6 following alleged driving incidents in Dublin and brought him to Crumlin station.

They initially charged the ex-Premier league player with six offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act and Road Traffic Act and granted him station bail to appear at Dublin District Court on Friday.

Shortly before the hearing, the former professional footballer, dressed in a black jacket, jeans and runners, was charged with four more offences in connection with the incidents.

Mr Stokes, of Wyckham Point, Dundrum, Dublin, is accused of unlawful possession of cocaine and having it for the purpose of sale or supply after he was brought to the Garda station on January 6.

He has four counts of dangerous driving in a manner, including speed, at Walkinstown Avenue Walkinstown/Long Mile Road junction Dublin 12, Kennelsfort Road Upper Ballyfermot Dublin 20, Ballyfermot Road Ballyfermot Dublin 10, and Walkinstown Avenue.

He was also accused of not having a driving licence or motor insurance at Knockmaroon Road, Castleknock, Dublin 15, on the same date and failing to produce them at a garda station within 10 days.

Bail proceedings

Garda Radoslaw Konczewski told the court that Mr Stokes “made no reply” to the additional charges. He had no objection to bail but asked

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