Ballymena man serving sentence for armed robbery has now been fined £200 following 'drug deal'

Ballymena man serving sentence for armed robbery has now been fined £200 following 'drug deal'

A BALLYMENA man who is already serving a sentence of over six years for armed robbery has now admitted a charge of being in possession of Pregabalin relating to July, 2020.

Paul Millar (39), of Waveney Brow,  was caught with six Pregabalin tablets after a member of the public told police they they thought they saw a "drug deal" taking place.

Defence solicitor John McAtamney told Ballymena Magistrates Court (main picture) the defendant had a "long-standing drug habit" and events in the defendant's life had "spiraled out of control".

For possession of Pregabalin as a Class C drug Millar was fined £200.

The court heard he was recently sentenced to six years and eight months for robbery, half of which is to be served on licence, and he is not due out of jail until 2023.