Man charged over cannabis and ammunition


A south Belfast man whose vehicle was stopped by police during a routine patrol has appeared in court on drugs and ammunition offences.

Gerard James Thompson, 23, has been charged with five offences including possessing cannabis with intent to supply and possessing ammunition in suspicious circumstances.

His car was stopped on Tuesday afternoon during a police traffic stop on the Ormeau Embankment, and police recovered a quantity of herbal cannabis. After conducting a search of Thompson’s Elgin Street flat, a further quantity of the Class B drug was located, along with shotgun cartridges and other ammunition.

A defence solicitor told Belfast Magistrates’ Court that Thompson would not be seeking bail at this stage, but asked that a bail application via videolink be listed on July 28.

Thompson was remanded back in to custody.