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Accused is remanded over Belfast £40k drugs haul

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During the brief hearing Dougan spoke only to confirm he understood the alleged offences during (stock picture)

During the brief hearing Dougan spoke only to confirm he understood the alleged offences during (stock picture)

During the brief hearing Dougan spoke only to confirm he understood the alleged offences during (stock picture)

A man has been remanded in custody on charges connected to an estimated £40,000 drugs seizure in west Belfast.

Martin Rory Dougan (30), was arrested after police recovered quantities of cannabis, cocaine and LSD in Rossnareen Avenue on Tuesday.

The haul was allegedly found during a planned search of a house in the area.

Dougan, of Rossnareen Avenue, appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court to face charges of possessing Class A and Class B drugs. He is also accused of having cannabis with intent to supply, being concerned in its production, and possession of criminal property.

During the brief hearing Dougan spoke only to confirm he understood the alleged offences during. A defence lawyer confirmed he was not applying for bail at this stage.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded Dougan in custody until next week, when he is expected to seek release from prison.

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