Lurgan man warned to not turn to drugs

Lurgan man warned to not turn to drugs

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A Judge has warned a Lurgan man that he “needs to be very careful moving forward” after he pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing a Class B controlled drug.

The case of Dean Hanlon, (20), of Donard Gardens, was heard at Craigavon Court sitting on Friday, October 8.

The court heard that on September 14 this year, officers went to the defendant’s address and located liquids, namely Tetrahydroconnabinol used for e-cigarettes, and he made full admissions at the time.

In his defence, the court was told that Hanlon “stupidly turned to drugs” after a break up in his relationship and an attack that left him with a brain injury, however, he now has stability in his life.

District Judge Bernie Kelly reminded Hanlon not to turn to drugs again in the future and imposed a £350 fine for the offence and a destruction order for the drug.

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