Court hears drugs worth '£1,200' along with £900 cash found in house in Ballymena

Court hears drugs worth '£1,200' along with £900 cash found in house in Ballymena

A COURT heard after drugs were found in a car in Ballymena a follow-up search of an address in the town uncovered drugs estimated to be worth £1,200 along with scales, grinders, pipes, a cocaine cutter, a joint, £900 in cash and a mobile phone which indicated supply.

A co-accused was previously dealt with in court and now Jordan Strange (27), of Kincora, Ballymena, has been sentenced in connection with two charges - possessing 'criminal property' and possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

A prosecutor told Ballymena Magistrates Court the defendant was the only occupant of a property when police conducted the search.

A defence barrister said the defendant had not been charged in relation to a number of the items found.

He said the defendant, who had a record, had co-operated with Probation.

District Judge Nigel Broderick told Strange: "This is the third time you have appeared in court for drugs offences. If you do it again you are going straight to prison, your last chance"

The defendant was ordered to do 200 hours of Community Service.