Belfast Telegraph

£45k drugs haul suspect is remanded in custody

By Alan Erwin

A man charged in connection with the seizure of £45,000 worth of cannabis resin in north Belfast has a £300 a week drug habit, a court heard.

Police also claimed Colin Pilson (48) was under the influence of cocaine when he surrendered himself to officers.

The father-of-two, from Forthriver Link in the city, was remanded in custody after being refused bail on a charge of possessing class B drugs with intent to supply.

His arrest followed the recovery of the cannabis haul during searches of a house in the area on Tuesday.

Appearing before Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday, Pilson spoke only to confirm he understood the allegations against him.

Opposing bail, a detective claimed Pilson had taken drugs when he handed himself in hours after the seizure was made.

"He stated that he has a £300 a week cocaine habit which resulted in a drug debt," she told the court.

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