An Irish estate agent has been arrested and charged in New York following the seizure of up to $46,000 dollars worth of cocaine - according to the Irish Independent.

39-year old Fintan Russell, who is originally from Co Galway, has been accused of selling large amounts of cocaine across the Westchester area in New York and in Connecticut.

New York State Police raided his home in the Port Chester area in June and found approximately half a kilogram of cocaine.

Three vehicles were also seized following the search.

Mr Russell has been charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and is facing up to 40 years in jail if convicted.

He is currently being held in Westchester County Jail after bail was refused.

His next court appearance is on October 2.

According to his LinkedIn page, the Galway man works as an estate agent and also owns a car valeting business.



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