Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Ballycastle Woman Given Suspended Jail Term After Fifth Drugs Conviction

1 Mins read
BT Coleraine

Police with a search warrant forced their way into a house in Ballycastle when no one was at home and found cannabis and tablets. Later, when spoken to by officers, Chantelle Morgan (23), of Leyland Drive, Ballycastle, admitted the drugs were hers.

She was at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday June 18 for sentencing on charges of possessing cannabis and possession of Diazepam relating to the discovery on March 9 this year.

The court heard there was 14 grammes of herbal cannabis, 17 lyrica tablets and eight diazepam tablets with an estimated street value of £150.

The defendant told police they were for her own personal use.

Defence solicitor Garrett Greene said his client was “honest and candid” with police.

He said she is on a waiting list to see the Community Addictions Team.

Imposing a three months jail term, suspended for a year, District Judge Nigel Broderick noted it was Morgan’s fifth conviction for drugs offences.

11380 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Related posts
Local News

Man is accused in relation to alleged Christmas Day incident

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA 73-year-old Portrush man denies charges in relation to an alleged incident on Christmas Day last year. Derek Ridley, of Knox Park,…
Local News

'USA gun' importation charge: Case file not due to be with prosecutors until next year

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA PROSECUTOR says a full file in the case of a man charged with attempting to import a gun from the United…
Local News

Ballymoney man who was 'deliberately coughing' near till in Coleraine Subway outlet at start of covid pandemic avoids jail by 'hair's breadth'

3 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppA MAN who was “deliberately coughing” around the till area at a ‘Subway’ outlet at Coleraine’s Riverside Retail Park at the time…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *