Liverpool man kept in custody after court appearance on drugs charges

The second of two men arrested by police following the seizure of class A drugs with a potential street value of £21,500 at the Holmsgarth ferry terminal has been remanded in custody after appearing in private at Lerwick Sheriff Court on Monday.

David Garnett, 39, of Lawrence Road, Liverpool, was detained by officers acting on intelligence who met the NorthLink boat on Thursday morning. He appeared on charges of contravening the Misuse of Drugs Act and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Garnett made no plea or declaration and was committed for further examination.

The other man, Thomas Mcaleavey, 47, of Wye Street, Liverpool, had appeared in private on Friday. He also made no plea or declaration, was committed for further examination and remanded in custody. Both are expected to appear in court again next week.

A police spokesman said: “The seizure of drugs being taken to Shetland continues and is helped with information provided by the public. Anyone with information is urged to contact Lerwick police on (01595) 692110.”


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