A barricaded flat in east Belfast was getting used to chop and bundle heroin on the market on the streets, the Excessive Courtroom heard.
Police found three males contained in the Haig Avenue property and seized medication value as much as £2,000 throughout a raid final week.
A type of arrested on the scene claimed he knew nothing in regards to the operation in what he was treating as a “doss-house”, a decide was advised.
Peter Carlisle, 39, with an deal with at Sunderland Highway within the metropolis, faces costs of possessing Class A medication with intent to provide and caring within the provide of heroin.
Officers pressured their means into the flat to hold out searches on June 7.
Prosecution counsel mentioned a wood door had been propped up in opposition to the door to behave as a barricade.
Inside police discovered uncooked heroin with a price of between £1,400 and £2,000, the court docket heard.
Scales, wrapping materials, scissors and tin foil have been additionally recovered.
“It is the police rivalry that these people have been within the technique of reducing and packaging heroin on the market at avenue stage,” the prosecutor added.
Joel Lindsay, defending, mentioned Carlisle was solely on the deal with as a result of he had nowhere else to remain on the time.
“It seems the flat was used as a doss-house, folks have been coming in and folks have been leaving there,” the barrister advised the court docket.
It was claimed the person who lived there solely used the chair to maintain a damaged door shut.
Carlisle had simply returned from signing for his personal lodging when the police raid passed off, in response to his lawyer.
Bail was granted for him to reside beneath curfew within the Antrim space.
Mr Justice McCloskey additionally banned him from getting into east Belfast.
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