Man arrested in city this week now charged with possession of drugs

Wed, 30/10/2013 - 12:31 -- Editor

A 25 year old man arrested yesterday by the Serious Crime Branch in Derry has been charged with possession of class A and class B drugs and with intent to supply them last December. He has also been charged with two counts of assaulting police, obstructing police and possession of a class A drug yesterday.

The man was arrested on the Cityside, and is the 3rd man to be questioned by detectives investigating the seizure of ecstasy and mephedrone at a property in Hawkin Street last December. He will appear in court on 20th November.

The original search resulted in the seizure of two Yugoslavian military origin high explosive hand grenades, a machine gun, two handguns, a quantity of ammunition, in addition to the ecstacy and mephedrone with a street value of £20,000.

The 2 men previously charged in connection with the find of these items are 29 year old Gary McPhillips, who is currently remanded at Maghaberry charged with possession of ecstasy and mephedrone with intent to supply. He is also charged with possession of explosives, firearms and ammunition.

Ryan O’Reilly aged 27 was arrested at Meadowbank Court in the city at the weekend and appeared in court on Monday charged with possessing 2 pistols and ammunition, an improvised 9mm sub-machine gun, 2 hand grenades and a stun gun, a canister of CS spray, 9mm ammunition for use in a Glock 17 pistol and for use in a self-loading Beretta 92 pistol.