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Liverpool man denies producing £500K of heroin to Manx shores

41-year-old will stand trial at Court of General Gaol Delivery

A Liverpool man will stand trial after denying producing hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of heroin and cocaine to the Isle of Man.

Michael Peter Ball, of Old Mill Lane, appeared at Douglas Courthouse where he entered not guilty pleas to producing the Class A drugs, at the Sea Terminal, on 21 October.

The 41-year-old also denied supplying them to another man the day after.

It’s alleged the heroin had a street value of between £199,000 and £499,000 – the cocaine was valued at between £124,000 and £249,000.

Committal proceedings, where the case is elevated to the Court of General Gaol Delivery, will take place on 18 January. 

There was no application for bail and he was remanded at the Isle of Man Prison until his next appearance on 21 December.


Update: At Douglas Courthouse on 18 January the case was committed to the Court of General Gaol Delivery - Mr Ball will make his first appearance at that court on a date to be set. 

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