Man in court after £300,000 cannabis seizure


A Scarva man appeared in court yesterday (Monday) on drugs charges after herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of £300,000 was seized in Ballymena at the weekend.

Christopher William Walker appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court.

He faced three charges – possessing a Class B controlled drug, namely cannabis, possessing a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply, and being concerned in the supply of a Class B controlled drug.

The charges came after drugs were seized from a lorry in the Moorfields Road area of Ballymena on Saturday morning.

The 25-year-old accused, of Gilford Road, applied for bail but the application was refused.

He was remanded in custody to appear again at Ballymena Courthouse on June 2.

Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man arrested in Armagh during a follow-up search of a house, following the discovery in Ballymena, has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.