He appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court this morning, Saturday, August 18 and was remanded in custody.
It follows the seizure of more than £20,000 of suspected cocaine and pregabalin/lyrica tablets during searches in the Glencairn area of north Belfast on Friday.
The raids were carried out by officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force made up of PSNI detectives, HMRC and the National Crime Agency.
A 51 year old female was also charged with drugs offences and is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on September 13.
As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the PPS.