Belfast Telegraph

Man accused of drugs find 'found hiding in wardrobe'

By Alan Erwin

A man hunted for four months over a £300,000 cocaine seizure in Newtownabbey was found hiding in a wardrobe, the High Court has heard.

Gerard Hall wouldn't come out for nearly half an hour after being tracked down by police investigating the discovery of drugs, a gun and bullets at his flat, prosecutors said.

Details emerged as the 33-year-old accused was refused bail.

Hall, currently of no fixed address, faces nine charges including possessing a class A drug with intent to supply, and having a firearm and ammunition in suspicious circumstances. He is further accused of failing to stop for police and encouraging or assisting an offence by having the cutting agent benzocaine.

Defence counsel argued that Hall should be released from custody due to the delay in progressing the case.

She also contended that her client had not attempted to go anywhere further than Belfast.

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