Returned for trial on drugs charges

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A 34-year-old man has been returned for trial to Craigavon Crown Court accused of possessing and supplying drugs.

Timothy David Deardon, whose address was given as Flush Place, Lurgan, appeared last Friday at a preliminary enquiry at Craigavon courthouse.

He is charged with three offences of possession of class B drugs, cannabis resin, herbal cannabis and bromomethcathinone on February 4 last year.

It is alleged that he had the drugs with intent to supply.

Deardon faces charges of possession of a class C drug, Diazepam, on the same date and having it with the intention of supplying.

Also on February 4 it is alleged that he had a firearm, an air rifle, without a firearms certificate.

He faces an allegation that between July 1, 2014, and February 4, 2015, he prevented a meter from registering electricity at an address in Queen Street, Lurgan.

Deardon was remanded on his own bail of £500 to appear for arraignment at Craigavon Crown Court on May 19.

A condition of his bail is that he is not to be in possession of a mobile phone.