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Internet ban as part of bail conditions for man accused of being concerned in supply of drugs

Court was told police seized the 22-year-old's mobile phone which had over 1,000 text messages in a month

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A Lurgan man accused of being concerned in the possession of Class A and B drugs has been banned from having access to the internet as part of his bail conditions.

Court heard that police had seized the 22-year-old’s mobile phone which had over 1,000 text messages in a one month period which led to the charges.

Kevin Conway, of Deeny Drive, appeared charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A and being concerned in the supply of Class B at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Standing in the dock, the defendant confirmed that he understood the charges against him.

A constable said he believed he could connect Conway to the charges before the court.

Defence barrister David McKeown raised no questions.

After being prompted by Deputy District Judge Gerard Trainor, the constable outlined that on April 22, police were called to reports of assaults in the Shankill area of Lurgan.

Officers arrived and seized a vehicle from the scene of the incident.

During a search of this, they located a mobile which was identified as belonging to the defendant.

Upon examination, it was found that within the phone were over 1,000 text messages in a one month period which police believe showed Conway to be concerned in the supply of both Class A and Class B drugs.

The defendant was released on his own bail of £500, with conditions including that he wear an electronic tag, not have any access to the internet and observe a curfew between 11pm and 7am.

The case was adjourned until January 8 for an update.

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