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Judge warns against ‘self-medicating’ with drugs saying: ‘You don’t know what you are taking’

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A judge warned people against “self-medicating” with drugs saying: “You don’t know what you are taking”.

District Judge Peter King was speaking at Coleraine Magistrates Court on September 9 where Che Black (31), of Maple Drive in Coleraine, admitted possessing cocaine at his home.

A prosecutor said that on June 6 this year police carried out a search of the defendant’s home address under warrant.

After entering through an unlocked front door they found Black alone in the property and four bags of cocaine worth £200 were discovered in a bedroom.

The defendant said they were for his own use.

Defence barrister Alan Stewart said Black had long-standing physical and mental health issues and was unemployed after he was unable to continue work on a production line due to his health.

Mr Stewart said the defendant fell into a “bad habit” of self-medicating after he “found himself in a hole”.

The lawyer said Black is now clear of drugs.

Judge King also told the defendant self-medicating was “never going to work”.

The defendant was fined £350.

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