Man appears in court accused of cultivating cannabis

A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with a major drugs find at Moy in County Tyrone on Thurday in which cannabis with an estimated street value of £210,000 was seized.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:30 pm
Updated Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:32 pm
Man appeared by video link at Dungannon Court this morning.

Jonas Kopustas, from Ardean Manor in the village, appeared by video link at Dungannon Magistrates Court today.

He was charged with cultivating cannabis; possessing cannabis, and having the drug with intent to supply on May 13.

Kopustas is also accused of possessing a prohibited weapon, CS Spray; damaging an electricity meter, and preventing the meter from registering the quantity of electricity used on the same date.

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A police officer told the court she believed she could connect the defendant to the charges.

A defence lawyer said no application for bail would be made at this stage.

He asked the court to record that Kopustas had made full admissions to the charges in interview.

District Judge Michael Ranaghan remanded the accused in custody until June 11.

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