Local man facing court trial for drug charges dating back to December

Manuel Ballester will be appearing at court this morning for being in possession of a controlled Class A and Class B drug with intent to supply.

A statement from the RGP reads:

39 Yr old Manuel Ballester was recalled from his bail yesterday and has been charged with:
- Possession of a controlled class A drug

-  Possession with intent to supply a controlled class A drug
- Possession of a controlled class B Drug - Possession with intent to supply a controlled class B drug.

The charges relate to his arrest by drug squad officers on 18th December 2018 following the execution of a search warrant. During the search just under 10gms of Cocaine and approximately 650 gms of Cannabis Resin were seized. Following his arrest Ballester had been granted bail pending the results of the forensic analysis of the seizures.

On being charged bail was refused and he has been detained in police custody overnight pending his appearance before the Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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