Fines after man buys two drugs on the internet

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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

Staff Reporter


Staff Reporter


A Lurgan man, who was said to have bought two drugs over the internet, has been fined.

The case of Niall Donnelly, (30), of Lake Street, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Friday, November 26.

The court heard that on October 26 this year, a social worker went to Lurgan Police Station with drugs, namely tramadol and zopiclone, which allegedly belonged to the defendant after they were given to her by a member of the public from a nearby property.

When the social worker informed Donnelly she was going to the police, it was stated that he pleaded for her not to do so and that he was emotional.

During interview, Donnelly made full admissions of possessing the drugs which were for personal use.

In his defence, the court was told that Donnelly bought the drugs over the internet and that he recognises he has “an addiction problem”. The solicitor further outlined that Donnelly’s employers “wish to keep him” and haven’t “washed their hands with him”.

District Judge Bernie Kelly issued a £250 fine for each of the two offences.

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