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Newtownabbey man charged over £300k drug seizure in Antrim has made admissions to police, court hears

By Alan Erwin

A man charged in connection with a £300,000 drugs seizure in Co Antrim has made admissions to police, a court heard today.

Andrew Ferguson, 26, is accused of having a haul of cannabis and cocaine recovered during searches of a property at Templepatrick in March this year.

Ferguson, of Ballyvesey Court in Newtownabbey, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court on charges of possessing Class A and B drugs with intent to supply.

He is understood to have been arrested after handing himself in at a PSNI station.

An investigating detective said he could connect him to the alleged offences.

Although no bail application was mounted, a defence lawyer revealed Ferguson's attitude to the charges.

"The only evidence against this man are the admissions he made yesterday," the solicitor said.

"There is a co-accused who was charged nearly four months ago, and we hope this case can be fast-tracked given the admissions he (Ferguson) has made."

Ferguson was remanded in custody to appear again by video-link in four weeks time.

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