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Man faces trial for trace of cocaine

Hearing adjourned until April

A Ramsey man’s facing trial for possessing an amount of cocaine so small it was described in court as a “trace amount”.

Michael Anthony Brown of Stanley Mount East appeared before Deputy High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse this week.

He’s charged with possessing the class A drug on January 17.

The hearing was told Mr Brown had been arrested by police investigating another matter – but when he was searched police found a plastic baggy.

Inside was a tiny amount of white powder which tested positive as cocaine.

Mrs Hughes adjourned the hearing for a pre-trial review, which will be held on April 2, and bailed Mr Brown in the sum of £500.

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