Trial set for Hartlepool man accused of having half a kilo of amphetamines

A Hartlepool man is set to go on trial later this year accused of being in possession of a large amount of amphetamines more than two years ago.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 4:45 am

Terrance Thompson, 52, is alleged to have been caught with around half a kilo of the illegal drug on June 23 in 2019.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge of possessing a class B drug with intent to supply it to another person when he appeared at Teesside Crown Court on Friday.

A trial at the Middlesbrough court was fixed for Wednesday, December 15, of this year.

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The trial will take place at Teesside Crown Court.

The case is expected to last two days.

Judge Timothy Stead told Thompson at the end of the brief hearing: “You are entitled to a trial if you wish and that’s what’s going to happen as things stand.”

Thompson, of Kendal Road, in Hartlepool, was granted unconditional bail until the start of the trial.

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