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Man accused of possessing a handgun without a certificate to face Crown Court

The defendant is accused of having in his possession a handgun, a stun gun, MDMA and amphetamines

Newry Courthouse

A man accused of being in possession of a handgun with no certificate for the firearm will face Crown Court proceedings next month.

Court heard that the 40-year-old is also alleged to have been found with a stun gun along with Class A and B drugs.

Marek Misiak, with an address of Maghaberry prison, appeared charged with possession of a handgun without a certificate, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of Class A and possession of Class B at Newry Magistrates’.

As the charges were read out, it was outlined that all of the alleged offences occurred on October 10, of last year.

The defendant is accused of having in his possession a handgun, a stun gun, MDMA and amphetamines.

Appearing via videolink from Maghaberry, Misiak 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 Ruari Gillen made no contrary submissions.

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

Misiak was remanded in custody to appear before Newry Crown Court on November 17 for arraignment.

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