Two men with County Down addresses face drugs charges

Two men with County Down addresses face drugs charges

TWO men with north Down addresses face drugs charges.

They are Carleton Press (56), of Princetown Road, Bangor and Gerard Robert McCann (52) of Seapark Lane in Holywood.

The charges relate to March-June 2020.

Gerard McCann is charged with being concerned in the supply of cocaine; conspiracy to possess cocaine; being concerned in the supply of cannabis; conspiracy to possess cannabis with intent to supply; conspiracy to import cocaine; conspiracy to transfer 'criminal property' - cash; entering into an arrangement to acquire 'criminal property'; conspiracy to handle stolen goods and possession of 'criminal property'.

Carleton Press is charged with being concerned in making an offer to supply cannabis; conspiracy to possess cannabis with intent to supply; conspiracy to conceal 'criminal property'; conspiracy to transfer 'criminal property' and possession of criminal property.

A prosecutor said there are other defendants.

The cases have been adjourned to March 10.

At Newtownards Magistrates Court (main picture), District Judge Mark Hamill said other related cases were "scattered" across the country and said trying to get the cases in the one court was like "herding cats".