THE owner of the hotel where three young teenagers died during a crush outside a disco has been re-arrested on drug dealing charges.
In a statement this afternoon, the PSNI say that detectives from its Major Investigation Team investigating the deaths of three teenagers at theHotel in Cookstown on Saint Patrick’s Day conducted a search at a house in Moneymore yesterday.
During the search, they seized a quantity of suspected Class A drugs.
Michael McElhatton, aged 52, was re-arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply.
He was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of manslaughter over the deaths of Lauren Bullock and Morgan Barnard, both aged 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie.
A 40-year-old man, believed to have been a member of the hotel’s door staff, was also arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.
The funerals for the three teenagers will take place this Friday, March 22.