Andrew Neeson, 32, from Skelpy Lower, Castlefin, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court tonight.
He was charged with possession of €200,000 worth of cannabis and possession of €200,000 worth of cannabis with intent to supply.
The charges relate to an estimated €400,000 cannabis plant seizure in Castlefin on Tuesday in an operation led by the Donegal Drugs Unit and supported by National Drugs Unit and Customs officers.
Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan strongly objected to a bail application for Mr Neeson by defence solicitor Frank Dorrian.
She said that Mr Neeson was originally from Northern Ireland and she believed he was a flight risk even if he surrendered his passport as he would be entitled to apply for a UK Passport.
However Mr Dorrian said that under legislation, thousands of people living in the Republic were entitled to UK Passports and vice versa.
Judge Paul Kelly consented to bail on strict conditions which included a curfew and signing on at a Garda station.
These conditions included personal bail of €10,000, with €5,000 of that in cash, and an independent surety of €15,000 with €5,000 of that sum also in cash.
Mr Neeson, originally from Clady in Co Tyrone, was unable to meet those bail conditions tonight.
He was remanded in custody with consent to bail to Castlerea Prison to appear again at Letterkenny District Court next Monday.