Clare Stevens, from CPS Yorkshire and Humberside’s Complex Casework Unit, said:
“We have carefully considered a file of evidence gathered by West Yorkshire Police in relation to alleged criminal offences committed by Paul Flowers in Bradford in November 2013.
“Following a review of the evidence, I have concluded that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to charge Paul Flowers with possession of Class A and Class C drugs relating to an incident on 9 November 2013.
“In addition, there is sufficient evidence to show that another individual offered to supply a variety of drugs in connection with this incident. I have concluded that Gavin Woroniuk should be charged with four offences of offering to supply a controlled drug as well as one count of possessing criminal property.
“The decision to prosecute was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that a prosecution is required in the public interest.
“Paul Flowers and Gavin Woroniuk will appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 7 May 2014.
“Proceedings are now active and both defendants have the right to a fair trial. It is very important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”
Notes to editors
The authorised charges are:
• Possession of a Class A drug, namely cocaine
• Possession of a Class A drug, namely methamphetamine
• Possession of a Class C drug, namely ketamine
• Offer to supply a Class A drug, namely cocaine
• Offer to supply a Class A drug, namely methamphetamine
• Offer to supply a Class B drug, namely cannabis
• Offer to supply a Class C drug, namely ketamine
• Possession of criminal property, contrary to Section 329 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002