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Douglas man denies smuggling heroin with intent to supply

45-year-old will stand trial

A Douglas man's appeared in court over an allegation he hid £3,500 worth of heroin internally.

Forty-five-year-old Paul Clint Shields, of Mona Terrace, denied possessing the drug with intent to supply on 9 January. 

The court heard police were on patrol in Douglas that day when they stopped a Mini Cooper at around 2pm. 

Mr Shields, a passenger in the car, was searched and officers allegedly found a package of white powder. 

He was taken to Noble's Hospital.

The hearing was told a package of heroin, weighing around 13 grammes, was found.

Its value was given as between £1,700 and £3,500. 

Mr Shields will now face trial in the Court of General Gaol Delivery. 

Bail was granted and he will next appear in court on 28 June.

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