Belfast Telegraph

Three men allegedly involved in dealing LSD, MDMA, cannabis and Ketamine

By Alan Erwin

Three men were allegedly involved in a conspiracy to supply assorted Class A and B drugs in Belfast, a court heard on Tuesday.

Matthew Baird, Christopher Clarke and Gareth Keenan are all charged with offences linked to illicit trading in cocaine, LSD, MDMA, cannabis and Ketamine.

Baird, 32, of Sandy Row in the city, is further accused of having a prohibited weapon, namely a stun gun.

Detectives arrested the trio as part of an investigation into suspected dealing in a range of drugs in south Belfast.

All three men are charged with conspiring and being concerned in the supply Class A and Class B drugs.

Baird is also accused of possessing cocaine, LSD, Ecstasy and MDMA with intent to supply, selling Viagra and concealing criminal property.

Clarke, 30, from Main Street in Glenavy, Co Antrim, faces similar offences.

Keenan, 43, of Tollgate House at Bradbury Place in Belfast, is also accused of cultivating cannabis.

The alleged offences were committed between June and October this year.

As all three defendants appeared at the city's Magistrates Court a PSNI officer said he could connect them to the charges.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall was told police are still waiting for final reports on phone evidence and forensic confirmation on the scale and type of drugs allegedly involved.

Baird, Clarke and Keenan were all released on continuing bail.

They are banned from contacting each other and are due back in court at the end of January.

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