Suspended jail term for Galgorm man caught with drugs including cocaine

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A Galgorm man who has pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine, cannabis and Pregabalin has received a suspended prison sentence.

Adam Mairs (31), of Fenaghy Park, also admitted resisting a police officer in the execution of his duty. The charges relate to July 7 this year.

Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, heard there was a small bag of cocaine, one Pregabalin tablet and cannabis.

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A defence barrister said it is accepted the defendant has a "very poor record".

The case was heard at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena. Photo by PacemakerThe case was heard at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena. Photo by Pacemaker
The case was heard at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena. Photo by Pacemaker

Regarding resisting police, the lawyer said the defendant had a "drug debt" and had obstructed entry through a door because he thought it was "people coming to harm him, but in fact it was police".

The lawyer said the defendant has "very poor mental health"; is seeing a Mental Health Team and is "very keen to get out of this cycle that he is in".

The defendant was given a three months prison term, suspended for two years.