Drug offender appears in court

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A man who appeared before Londonderry Magistrates’ Court accused of drugs offences was released on bail to reside in Brighton.

The court heard thatAaron Patrick McCusker (24), of Warmdene Close, Brighton, was charged with possessing fentanyl, cannabis and diazepam with intent to supply and possession of class A, B and C drugs. He was arrested by police at Belfast International Airport earlier last week. He was further charged with taking drugs into Magilligan prison and attempting to take drugs into the prison.

The offences relate to February 25 and 26, last year.

An investigating officer told Derry Magistrates Court there was no objection to bail.

The 24-year-old was released on his own bail of £1,000, with a cash surety of £1,000, to reside in Brighton.