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Man denies alleged involvement in Carlisle class A drugs supply crimes

Carlisle Crown Court

A MAN accused of involvement in class A drugs supply in the Carlisle area is to stand trial later this year.

Blake Hayes, 29, faces two charges.

These allege that he was concerned in the supply of both heroin and cocaine between December 21 of 2018 and January 10 of 2019.

Hayes appeared at Carlisle Crown Court this morning (WED) over a video link for a short hearing during which legal counsel in the case attended via Skype.

Hayes pleaded not guilty to both charges when they were read to him by the clerk.

He is now due to stand trial in front of a jury at the crown court. This is set to get under way on September 28 after a further hearing which is due to be held in late August.

In the meantime Hayes, of Burgin Walk, Manchester, was remanded in custody by Judge Nicholas Barker.