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‘Connoisseur Of Cannabis’ Is Given Bail And Told Not To Let Down’ His Father

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Coleraine Courthouse

A Portrush man previously described in court as a “connoisseur of cannabis” has been released on bail. Jonathan David Edgar (21), of Magheramenagh Drive, has admitted a number of offences.

Regarding November 30 last year he pleaded guilty to possessing Class A drugs – LSD; having cannabis with intent to supply and possession of the Class B drug.

He also admitted drugs offences relating to last summer including being concerned in the supply of cannabis; possession of the drug with intent to supply; having cannabis and attempted possession of cannabis.

The defendant is also charged with a number of drugs related offences relating to December 30 last year.
A prosecutor said they are still waiting for a full file in that case.

Recently, in relation to December 30, a defence solicitor said Edgar was a “connoisseur of cannabis” and claimed the defendant was carrying around “different variations and strains” of the drug for his own use but had denied intent to supply.

Edgar appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court on January 28 via video link from Maghaberry Prison where he has been on remand.

He was released on £500 bail after his father agreed to put up a £750 surety. Edgar must live at Magheramenagh Drive in Portrush and he is subject to a 10pm-8am curfew.

He is not to be in possession of, or consume, any illegal substance.
Adjourning the case to February 25, District Judge Liam McNally told the defendant: “If you want to let your father down, go ahead.”

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