Suspended sentence following drug pleas

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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A Lurgan man has been warned his starting point is a three month jail term if he commits any further offences.

The case of Matthew McCluskey, (28), of Brookvale Walk, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Wednesday, June 8.

The court was told that police went to the home of the defendant on August 11 last year and was arrested for these matters and other offences.

McCluskey was interviewed, his phone was taken and 0.68 grams of cannabis and 5 capsules of pregablin were located.

In his defence, the court was told that McCluskey was recently given a suspended sentence for other matters but this offending occurred prior to the imposition of that suspended sentence.

District Judge Bernie Kelly imposed a two month custodial sentence, suspended for a period of three years, as well as a destruction order for the drugs.

McCluskey was warned that if this suspended sentence is invoked, it will run consecutively with the one month suspended sentence he was imposed with on April 8 this year.

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