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Pair facing litany of drugs offences banned from Co Armagh ahead of Crown Court proceedings

Both were released on their own bail of £500 to appear in October for arraignment

Craigavon Magistrates Court

Two men will face Crown Court proceedings later this year for a litany of drugs offences.

The pair, from Co Antrim, were granted bail at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court but were informed that they were not to enter Co. Armagh save for attending court.

David Samuel Gordon, 31, of Ballybracken Road in Ballynure, is charged with driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs, possession of Class A, two counts of possession of Class B, two counts of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, possession of Class A with intent to supply and two counts of possession of Class B with intent to supply.

It was heard the drug charges related to amphetamine, cannabis and ecstasy with the weapons referring to two lock knives which the defendant was alleged to have in his possession.

Meanwhile, Frederick Shaw, 27, of Ballyearl Rise in Newtownabbey, faced two counts of possession of Class B, possession of Class C, possession of Class C with intent to supply, possession of Class B with intent to supply and cultivating cannabis.

The drugs which theses charges related to were namely tramadol and cannabis.

Both men submitted to the holding of a preliminary enquiry on Wednesday.

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

Defence counsel for both parties made no contrary submissions.

Shaw and Gordon were released on their own bail of £500 to appear before Craigavon Crown Court on October 10 for arraignment.

Conditions of the bail included a curfew between 8pm and 6am imposed, they are not to be in possession of or have ingested non-prescribed drugs and they are not to enter Co Armagh save for attending court.

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