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Gilford man facing litany of charges relating to cannabis to face Crown Court

He was released on his own bail of £250 to appear before Newry Crown Court in May

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A Gilford man accused of a litany of charges relating to cannabis will face Crown Court proceedings later this year.

The 21-year-old appeared at Newry Magistrates’ Court for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Joshua Mills, of Knocknagore Road, is charged with three counts of offering to supply Class B, being concerned in the supply of Class B and attempting to possess Class B.

As these charges were read, it was heard that all of the allegations related to cannabis and were alleged to have occurred between May 1, 2019, and January 10, 2020.

Appearing in court, the defendant 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 barrister John McCann made no contrary submissions.

Deputy District Judge Anne Marshall said that she was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer.

Mills was released on his own bail of £250 to appear before Newry Crown Court on May 13 for arraignment.

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