Joiner is remanded over £100,000 cannabis haul
An alleged drug dealer has been remanded into custody accused of having £100,000 of cannabis.
Appearing in the dock of Newry Magistrates Court in a hooded Parka coat and jeans, 30-year-old Paul Philip Peter Lennon spoke only to confirm that he understood the five charges against him.
Lennon, a joiner of no fixed address in Newry, is accused of possessing criminal property, possessing class B cannabis with intent to supply, and simple possession of cannabis on February 15 this year with similar drug charges relating to March 1.
He is further charged with obstructing police on October 19 this year.
It is understood the cannabis charges relate to the discovery of what a police spokesperson said was a large amount of cannabis, estimated to be worth around £100,000, along with a sum of cash and drug paraphernalia, uncovered at a house in the Barron's Hill area of Bessbrook.
Yesterday, a detective constable said she believed she could connect Lennon to the charges.
No bail application was lodged so District Judge Paul Copeland remanded Lennon into custody, ordering him to appear again via video-link tomorrow when his solicitor indicated he would be asking for bail.