Four appear before Ballymena Court to face drugs charges

FOUR people have appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court to face drugs charges.

Traci Doak (32), of Railway Street, Ballymena, and Colin Doak (33), of Centuripe Avenue, Ballymena, are each charged that on dates between January 17, 2019, and August 22, 2019, they conspired to possess cannabis with intent to supply.

They each face a second charge of attempting to possess cannabis with intent to supply.

They are also charged with having cannabis with intent to supply on or about April 4, 2019.

Traci Doak is also accused of having THC – a compound present in cannabis – with intent to supply and possession of criminal property – £8,315 in cash – on April 4, 2019.

Gary Adair (33), of Clonavon Terrace, Ballymena, faces one charge that on dates between January 17 and September 24, 2019, he was concerned in the supply of cannabis

Paul Adair (29), of Railway Street, Ballymena, faces one charge of possessing cannabis on September 3, 2019.

During a Preliminary Enquiry – the legal step to send a case to the Crown Court – a prosecutor submitted that on the basis of the papers before the court there was a case to answer.

Defence lawyers had no contrary submissions.

A defence lawyer said it was a “very complex drugs investigation”.

District Judge Nigel Broderick sent the cases to Antrim Crown Court for arraignment on November 25 and the defendants were released on continuing bail.

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