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Man found guilty after discovery of handgun, cocaine and £200,000 cash in Keady home

A Keady man found in possession of a handgun, 2.5kg of cocaine and almost £200,000 in cash has today been found guilty of all 10 charges against him.

David Agnew, 41, of Carbry Heights, was convicted by a jury of nine women and three men at Newry Crown Court on Monday.

Agnew sat expressionless as the jury sealed his fate on all 10 counts following an intensive three-day trial.

Court heard evidence from 20 prosecution witnesses over three days in relation to the police raid on his home on February 10, 2017.

Agnew did not take to the stand and no witnesses were offered up by the defence for the duration.

It was previously heard how police officers entered Agnew’s house in Keady with a warrant before asking him if there was anything they needed to know about, to which he replied “you’ll have to find it”.

During the search, officers found €150,000 in a footstool in the living room.

They also found approximately £40,000 sterling wrapped in bundles of £1,000 in a bedroom.

In the roof-space, 2.5kg of cocaine was discovered, alongside a handgun, bullets and a silencer.

Agnew will learn his fate on October 26 after Crown Court Judge Gordon Kerr ordered a pre-sentence report into the case.

The 10 guilty verdicts came against the following charges: two counts of possession of a controlled drug of Class A, namely cocaine, with intent unlawfully to supply it to another; two counts of possession of a controlled drug of Class A, namely cocaine; possession of a Makarov type handgun; possession of a Makarov pistol magazine and two sound suppressors; possession ammunition, namely five 380 ACP/ 9mm K calibre cartridges; possession of firearms and ammunition, namely a Makarov type handgun, a Makarov pistol magazine, two sound suppressors and five 380 ACP/ 9mm K calibre cartridges in suspicious circumstances; possession of criminal property, namely cash to the value of 150,000 Euro or thereabouts; and possession of criminal property, namely cash to the value of £40,000 or thereabouts.

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