A WELLS man accused of producing drugs and money laundering running into tens of thousands of pounds has been ordered to stand trial at Taunton Crown Court.
Leigh Jason Mundy, 47, of St Thomas Street, appeared before Somerset Magistrates charged with the allegations which are said to have taken place at Wells earlier this year.
He was charged that on June 4 he produced a quantity of cannabis (Class B) and was also in possession of quantities of crack cocaine (class A) and alprazolam (class C).
He was further alleged to have used or been in possession of criminal property, namely cash on the same date and also transferred or removed £2,500 in cash, by means of transfer to a bank account.
The defendant did not enter pleas to any of the charges and prosecutor Christine Hart said the amounts of money involved in the case ran into more than £20,000.
The magistrates refused to accept jurisdiction for the case and ordered Mundy to be sent to Taunton Crown Court to stand trial as they did not consider their powers of punishment to be great enough.
The matters were adjourned until Monday January 13 when he must appear before a preliminary hearing at Taunton and in the meantime he was given unconditional bail.