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Man ‘warned about drugs in the past’ may be candidate for community service

He was found to be in possession of cannabis and an MDMA tablet

Armagh Courthouse

A Moy man who has been “warned about drugs in the past” must wait until next month to be sentenced for his latest offence.

The district judge commented that the 28-year-old was someone “who could do community service”, whilst ordering a probation report exploring such an order.

Ryan Crawford, of Churchview, Moy, pleaded guilty to possession of Class A and possession of Class B drugs at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

Prosecution outlined that the offence related to 0.72g of cannabis and one MDMA tablet.

District Judge Paul Copeland commented: “This man has been warned about drugs in the past. I can see that from his record.”

Defence barrister Scott McWhinney informed the court that Crawford was currently unemployed and received benefits.

District Judge Copeland stated: “I am going to require a specific sentence report in this case. I think this is a man who could do community service.”

The case was adjourned until March 24 for sentencing.

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