Peter Neill was arrested by police investigating the discovery of suspected methedrone in the Mallusk area of Newtownabbey on 13 February.
Methedrone is a stimulant closely related to methylone and mephedrone.
The 45-year-old, of Hazelbank Road, Coleraine, appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court charged with attempted possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply.
No application for bail was made during the brief hearing.
Neill was remanded in custody to appear again by video-link on 9 May.