Men accused of possessing cannabis with intent to supply have cases sent to Antrim Crown Court

Men accused of possessing cannabis with intent to supply have cases sent to Antrim Crown Court

TWO men accused of possessing cannabis with intent to supply have had their cases sent to Antrim Crown Court.

They are Damien O'Callaghan (57), formerly with an address given as Pinebrook Vale, Blanchardstown, Dublin, but now of Upper Water Street in Newry, and James Nelson (50), of Randox Road, Crumlin.

The charges they face relate to December 15, 2021.

O'Callaghan is also accused of possessing 'criminal property' - £20,000 in cash.

Nelson's other charges include: possessing a 'Walther PPS self loading pistol with magazine and three 9x19mm calibre cartridges' in suspicious circumstances; transferring 'criminal property' - £20,000 cash; and possessing cocaine and amphetamine with intent to supply.

At Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena (main picture), the cases were sent to Antrim Crown Court on September 22.

Nelson was released on £500 bail with a £10,000 bail surety.

He has a curfew from midnight to 5am when he is electronically tagged.

He has to report to police each day, Monday to Friday; his passport has been surrendered; he is to have no contact with his co-accused and is allowed one mobile phone with the number given to the National Crime Agency.

O'Callaghan was told he would be released on £500 when the court was satisfied about a £9,500 bail surety.

He is to reside in Newry with a 10pm-8am curfew with a 'tag'; he is not to contact his co-accused; has to report to police three times a week; his passport has been seized and he is allowed one mobile phone "subject to conditions".