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V chef Rachel Allen's son accused of drug dealing

The case was adjourned for sentencing to November 8 (stock photo)
The case was adjourned for sentencing to November 8 (stock photo)

By Ralph Riegel

The teenage son of Irish celebrity TV chef Rachel Allen has been remanded on bail for sentencing on drugs charges involving cannabis and cocaine, some of which was found at the world-renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School.

Joshua Allen (19), the eldest son of Rachel and Isaac Allen, appeared before Judge Brian O'Callaghan at Cork Circuit Criminal Court on three charges.

They involved possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis for sale or supply at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork on August 30, 2018.

The most serious count involved the charge that Allen had cannabis worth more than €13,000 for sale or supply at the cookery school.

A conviction could involve a sentence of 10 years.

The final charge included possession of cannabis at Ballinamona, Shanagarry, Co Cork on September 5, 2018.

Allen had signed pleas to six charges before the District Court but, because of duplication, this was reduced to three before the Circuit Criminal Court which covers all the matters involved.

The teenager, who appeared in court yesterday wearing a dark suit and accompanied by a family member, did not speak beyond confirming his guilty pleas to the three charges.

Defence counsel Siobhan Lankford applied for sentencing to be adjourned.

The court was told the teen, who lives at the Shanagarry address, is currently receiving treatment.

The case was adjourned for sentencing to November 8.

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