Evidence of threat sought by judge

A judge has imposed a temporary anonymity order for a man accused of drugs offences.

The man, who cannot be named because of the order, is charged with possessing mephedrone with intent to supply and simple possession of the class B drug in March last year.

District Judge Barney McElholm adjourned the case until next month to allow the police to respond to a request for evidence about an alleged threat to the defendant’s life.