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Man facing 30 drug related charges over two-year period to go before Crown Court

He was released on his own bail of £500 to appear before Craigavon Crown Court

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A Lurgan man facing 30 drugs charges, including in relation to the supply of Class A and B, will face Crown Court proceedings next month.

All of the charges faced by the 26-year-old are alleged to have occurred between June 2014 and July 2016, and relate to both cocaine and cannabis.

John McVeigh, of Lurgan Tarry, appeared charged with 30 offences relating to both Class A and B drugs at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

He is accused of possession of Class A, possession of Class A with intent to supply, two counts of supplying Class A, two counts of supplying Class B, 16 counts of offering to supply Class B and eight counts of offering to supply Class A.

As the charges were read out, it was revealed that all alleged offences were committed between June 2014 and July 2016.

The substances which McVeigh is accused of being involved in were named as cocaine and cannabis.

Standing in the dock, 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 Aaron Thompson made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Amanda Brady said that she was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer.

McVeigh was released on his own bail of £500 to appear before Craigavon Crown Court on March 12 for arraignment.

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