Ballymena man has case adjourned

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Ballymena Court.


A Ballymena man who previously admitted possessing drugs has had his case adjourned to January 10.

Daly Mooney (26), whose address was listed as Henry Street, had been detected with morphine, Alprazolam, Buphrenorphine and cannabis in February 2018 and Xanax in May last year.

In one incident he had a bag containing 35 tablets and a small amount of cannabis was found in his sock.

The case was mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court on January 3.

Defence barrister Stephen Law told the court in October his client had been “given a lifeline” as he had a new home in the town in which he had taken a “real pride” and had spent all his time and money doing it up as in previous years he had lived “from pillar to post”.

Also in October, District Judge Nigel Broderick said he would give the defendant a chance to engage with a Probation Order.

He said: “It is up to you to prove me wrong because you have a very poor criminal record especially for drugs. I’m told you’re going to turn the corner”.

The judge said he wanted to see a good report on Mooney when he was next back in court and that if he didn’t engage with his Probation Order he ran the risk of a custodial sentence.



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