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Police find parcel of 200 ecstacy tablets

21-year-old remanded in custody

Police discovered more than 200 ecstasy tablets in a parcel addressed to a Douglas man.

Twenty-one-year-old Nathan Owen Briggs, of Princes Avenue, appeared before Deputy High Bailiff James Brooks at Douglas Courthouse through a live link from the Isle of Man Prison.

He entered no plea to producing ecstasy, possessing the class A drug with intent to supply it to others and producing a class B synthetic drug.

Prosecution advocate Roger Kane told the hearing post office staff alerted police after two suspicious parcels arrived at the sorting office.

Inside one was 201 MDMA tablets and the other contained 56 tablets of eutylone – a psychoactive stimulant similar to ecstasy.

The packages had Mr Briggs' name on but were being sent to his parents' home address.

When officers went to his flat they found another 56 ecstasy tablets but he insisted he wasn’t dealing drugs.

Mr Brooks remanded him in custody and he's next due to appear in court on 14 October.

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