Pair billed over £ 80,000 for drug factory discovery in Lurgan to face Crown Court – Armagh I
A man and woman are set to appear in Crown court over the New Year on charges of cultivating cannabis in connection with an £ 80,000 ‘factory’ discovered in Lurgan.
The two defendants appeared in Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday for a preliminary inquiry (PE), the court process in which a case is referred to higher court.
Homeless Przemyslaw Bartosz Jakusz, 33, and Nicole Wolska, 21, of North Street in Portadown, are jointly charged with cultivating cannabis.
Meanwhile, Jakusz also faces further allegations of Class B possession, criminal damage, dishonest use of electricity, concern in providing Class B, and Class B possession with the intention to provide.
As the charges were read, it was understood that both were charged with cultivating cannabis at an address on Gilford Road, Lurgan, on July 23.
The other charges against Jakusz alone are said to have all taken place on the same date.
The two defendants, Jakusz appearing via video link from Maghaberry and Wolska from his attorney’s office, made no objection to a preliminary inquiry.
The prosecution argued that, based on the documents submitted to the court, there was a prima facie case to answer.
Defense counsel made no contrary observation.
When asked if he would like to testify on his behalf, Jakusz replied, “Not at this point and I wish everyone a Merry Christmas.”
District Judge Bernie Kelly, convinced there was a prima facie case to be answered, remanded Jakusz to remand and released Wolska on bail to appear in Craigavon court on February 3 .
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