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Duo accused of possessing drugs with intent to supply to face Crown Court

They were released on continuing bail to appear at Craigavon Crown Court on a date to be fixed

Two men facing charges of possessing Class B and C drugs with intent to supply are to face Crown Court proceedings.

Stephen John McCann, 31, of Gilpinstown Road in Lurgan, and James Mulvenna, 26, of Kingston Court in Belfast, appeared at Craigavon Magistrates, sitting at Lisburn on Friday, for a preliminary enquiry.

McCann is charged with possession of Class B with intent to supply and possession of Class B.

Meanwhile, Mulvenna is accused of possession of Class C with intent to supply, possession of Class B and possession of Class C.

As the charges were read, it was heard that the offences were alleged to have occurred on December 4, of last year, and January 9, of this year, with the drugs being named as cannabis and pregabalin.

Appearing at Lisburn Courthouse, both defendants 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 barristers David McKeown and Aaron Thompson made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Amanda Brady released McCann and Mulvenna on continuing bail to appear at Craigavon Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

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