Bail refused to man in drug supply case

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

The District Judge at Londonderry Magistrates’ Court has refused bail to a man accused of being ‘actively involved’ with the supply of Diazepam.

Emmet Ryan Donaghy (31), of Amelia Court, is charged with being concerned in the Diazepam and conspiracy to possess the Class C drug with intent to supply, as well as possessing Diazepam with intent to supply and attempted possession with intent to supply on May 7.

The court heard the allegations were complex and involve drugs packages being posted into Northern Ireland. Donaghy is one of four people charged in connection with the case.

The court was told Royal Mail intercepted a package addressed to the defendant’s home which contained 1,400 Diazepam tablets. Two days later staff in the sorting office intercepted a further package addressed to a co-accused. It contained 1,600 tablets and is believed to have been sent from the same location. Police searched Donaghy’s home and it is alleged a number of empty Diazepam packages were found.

Officers also allegedly discovered packages which had been posted from the same location as the intercepted ones.

Opposing bail, an investigating officer said they believed Donaghy to be actively involved in drugs offences and feared he would commit further offences.

District Judge Barney McElholm said various people were involved at various levels in supply of drugs but everybody plays a part and refused bail.

Donaghy was remanded in custody to appear in court again on June 30.