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Undercover police officers pose as drug addicts in county Armagh heroin sting

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Eight alleged drug dealers were arrested in the Portadown area following an undercover sting by police officers posing as heroin addicts.

The alleged dealers were arrested during a three-month operation bwtween November 2015 and January 2016, reports Belfast Live after details emerged from the High Court today.

Floyd Hobson, 29, from The Glebe in Portadown, faces charges of possessing, supplying and being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

The prosecution claims he dealt heroin to undercover officers on eight separate occasions.

“He said his reason for doing so was that he had a drug habit himself, of cocaine, and he was involved because he was paying off a debt of £5,000,” said the prosecutor.

However, the defence suggested that no money nor trappings of wealth were recovered from Hobson.

The judge denied bail, saying: “The public need to be protected.”

Hobson faces a lengthy jail sentence if found guilty.

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