MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG DEALING

Man to face Derry court next month charged with drug dealing offences

Man to face Derry court next month charged with drug dealing offences

A 25-year-old man arrested by police yesterday has been charged with a number of offences, including the supply and possession of drugs.

The man has been charged by detectives from PSNI’s Organised Crime Branch with possession of class A and class B drugs and with intent to supply them last December.

He has also been charged with two counts of assaulting police, obstructing police and possession of a class A drug.

He willl appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court on November 20.

He is the third person to be charged following the discovery of ecstasy and mephedrone in a flat in Hawkin Street on 20 December.

Two other men have already appeared in court and been remanded in custody in relation to the discovery.

Gary McPhillips (29) is charged with possession of ecstasy and mephedrone with intent to supply. He is also charged with possession of explosives, firearm and ammunition.

Ryan O’Reilly (27) appeared in court on Monday last charged with possessing in suspicious circumstances a Baikal pistol with a sound suppressor, a Jennings pistol with two ammunition magazines, an improvised 9mm sub-machine gun, an M75 and M52 P3 hand grenade and a stun gun.

He is also charged with possessing in suspicious circumstances a canister of CS spray, 9mm ammunition for use in a Glock 17 pistol and for use in a self-loading Beretta 92 pistol.

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