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Scarva man appears in court after estimated £300,000 cannabis seizure in Ballymena

A Scarva man has appeared in court following the seizure of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of £300,000 in Ballymena at the weekend.

Before Coleraine Magistrates Court today (Monday), was Christopher William Walker.

He faces three charges – possessing a Class B controlled drug, namely cannabis, possessing a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply, and being concerned in the supply of a Class B controlled drug.

The charges came after drugs were seized from a lorry in the Moorfields Road areea of Ballymena on Saturday morning.

The 25-year-old accused, of Gilford Road, Scarva, applied for bail but the application was refused.

He was remanded in custody to appear again at Ballymena Courthouse on June 2.

Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man, arrested in Armagh during a follow-up search of a house following the discovery in Ballymena, has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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