A 32-year-old man has appeared in Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on drugs charges.
Alan Smart, of Shrewsbury Crescent, Sunderland, is facing five offences of possessing class C drugs, including steroids.
He is also jointly charged with Faye Herdman, 30, of the same address, of possessing a weapon designed to discharge noxious gas or liquid.
Neither was asked to enter a plea to the charges, which are alleged to have taken place on October 18 last year at an address in Sunderland.
Magistrates granted them unconditional bail until a hearing next month, when the case will be committed to Newcastle Crown Court.