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Bessbrook man facing charges relating to possession and supply of drugs to face Crown Court

He was released on continuing bail to appear before Newry Crown Court in August

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A South Armagh man who is facing charges relating to possession and supply of Class B drugs is to face Crown Court proceedings later this year.

The 24-year-old appeared at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Luke Flynn, of Clogharevan Park in Bessbrook, is charged with possession of Class B with intent to supply, possession of Class B, three counts of offering to supply Class B and being concerned in the offer to supply Class B.

As the charges were read, it was heard that these offences are alleged to have occurred between September 21, of 2019, and July 31, of last year.

In all of the charges the substance which is alleged to have been involved in cannabis.

Appearing in court, Flynn made no objection to the holding of a preliminary enquiry.

Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.

Defence solicitor Gerard Trainor made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Eamonn King said that he was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer.

The defendant was released on continuing bail to appear before Newry Crown Court on August 26 for arraignment.

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