A Co Armagh woman accused of a litany of drug supply and possession charges is to face the Crown Court in January.
Sheileen Hitchcock, whose address is given as her solicitor’s office, appeared before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE) – the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.
The 31-year-old is charged with two counts of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply, two counts of possession of Class A drugs, two counts of possessing Class B drugs with intent to supply, four counts of possessing Class B drugs, four counts of possessing Class C drugs with intent to supply, four counts of possession of Class C drugs, offering to supply a Class B drug, two counts of supplying Class B drugs, supplying a Class A drug and offering to supply a Class A drug.
The charges relate to cocaine, cannabis, THC, Flubromazolam, Etizolam, Pregabalin and LSD.
The offences are alleged to have occurred between October 12 and November 30, 2021.
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 made no contrary submissions.
Deputy District Judge Magill, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, granted the defendant bail with the same terms on which she already had bail, and adjourned the case to the Crown Court for arraignment on January 10.