County Antrim man (62) who was in possession of heroin receives suspended jail sentence

County Antrim man (62) who was in possession of heroin receives suspended jail sentence

A 62-year-old man, formerly with addresses in Larne and Ballymena but who is now said to be living in Belfast, has been given a six months prison term, suspended for three years.

Noel Campbell was told by District Judge Nigel Broderick at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena (main picture): "You are sailing very close to the wind".

The defendant was sentenced for stealing goods worth £18 from Co-op in Ballymena on September 29, 2020; theft of goods worth £200 from Tesco on December 29, 2020; the theft of meat worth £25 from a garage in Donaghadee on January 18, 2021 and for possession of heroin on March 19, 2021.