Man appears in court accused of supplying drugs

The inquest took place at Ballymena Courthouse
The inquest took place at Ballymena Courthouse

A 25-year-old man has appeared in court accused of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and mephedrone.

Gary McLaughlin, of Roskeen Park, faces a total of seven charges on February 7.

They include possessing cocaine and mephedrone with intent to supply and simple possession of class A and B drugs.

He is further charged with failing to stop for police in the Eastway area of Creggan.

It is alleged McLaughlin had cocaine and mephedrone with an estimated street value of £15,000.

The 25-year-old was released on his own bail of £1,000 with one surety of £750 and ordered to abide by a curfew and wear an electronic tag.

He must also report to police once a week, banned from possessing or using a mobile phone and banned from travelling in a private car unless accompanied by his father, mother or brother.

He will appear in court again on March 5.

For more see tomorrow’s Journal.