Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit have acknowledged the sentence handed down to Sheldon Mullan at Coleraine Magistrates Court today, Thursday 5 May.
The 30-year-old was sentenced to a total of three months, suspended for one year and a £350 fine, following an investigation into drug-related offences in July 2020 and April 2021.
Detective Inspector Craig said: “The initial incident, in July 2020, involved the seizure of a Class B controlled drug. It had been posted from the Netherlands to an address in Portrush, and was intercepted thanks to the help of our colleagues in UK Border Force.
“In April 2021, detectives from our Organised Crime Unit carried out searches, under the Misuse of Drugs Act, of a number of properties in the Portrush and surrounding areas. Here, at a property in Portrush, officers recovered a quantity of a Class B controlled drugs.
“Through Operation Dealbreaker, and with the support of partner organisations, we will continue to tackle the supply, use and harm caused by illegal drugs.
“We’re grateful for the support of local people, and I’m keen to reiterate our ask for anyone with information, or concerns, to get in touch on 101.”
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org