Tuesday 17 July 2018

Cocaine mule Michaella McCollum's ex-boyfriend facing drug dealing trial

Michaella McCollum during her RTE interview. Inset: Dwayne Mullan
Michaella McCollum during her RTE interview. Inset: Dwayne Mullan

Patricia Devlin

The former boyfriend of recently freed Peru Two cocaine mule Michaella McCollum is to stand trial accused of being a drug dealer.

Dwayne Mullan stood in the dock at Craigavon Crown Court, where he entered not guilty pleas to all counts.

The 29-year-old, from Fairmount Park in Dungannon, is on bail facing a catalogue of drug offences, including possessing class B herbal cannabis and cannabis resin with intent to supply.

The alleged drug dealer is also charged with possessing class C diazepam and buprenorphine - a drug used to treat heroin addicts - with intent to supply on May 24 last year.

The defendant was released on continuing bail until his trial, which is scheduled to be heard in September.

Convicted drug mule Michaella McCollum has previously described her relationship with Mullan as "horrible".

The pair, both from the Co Tyrone town of Dungannon, first struck up a relationship when the photography student was just 16. They were together for a number of years before the relationship ended bitterly.

Belfast Telegraph

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