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Two man accused of possessing cannabis with intent to supply will face Crown Court

They are also accused of possessing criminal property, namely cash

Craigavon Courthouse

Two Lurgan men who are accused of possessing herbal and cannabis resin with intent to supply will face Crown Court proceedings later this year.

Both defendants appeared at 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.

Thomas Stephen Hancock, 43, of Lough Road, and Colm Lloyd, 31, of Wellington Street, are charged with two counts of possession of Class B with intent to supply, two counts of possession of Class B and possessing criminal property.

As the charges were read, it was heard that all of the offences are alleged to have been committed on July 27, 2019.

The alleged Class B substances were referred to as herbal cannabis and cannabis resin, with the allegation in relation to criminal property referred to simply as cash.

Appearing in court, both men 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 counsel made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Bernie Kelly, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, had the case listed for arraignment at Craigavon Crown Court on October 5 and released the defendants on their own bail of £500.

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