Crown court trial for man accused of growing cannabis at Dungannon home

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A Crown Court trial date has been decided for the case of a 35-year-old Lithuanian man accused of cultivating and possessing cannabis with the intent to supply the Class B drug.

It is alleged that Eimontas Romaldas, who now has an address in Armagh, was growing cannabis at a property on Gorestown Road in Dungannon on January 30 last year.

The defendant appeared in the dock at Dungannon Magistrates court flanked by two security guards and was aided by an interpreter.

The court clerk read aloud the charges against Romaldas, but when asked whether he wished to say anything in relation to them or to give any evidence, he simply said “no”.

The Prosecution Service told District Judge John Meehan they believed that the accused had a prima facie case to answer in relation to the charges.

Defence counsel said there would be no bail application and the case was listed for March 24.