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Young man bought drugs on way to shop

Enniskillen Court House, RMGFH04

A 27-year-old man has been warned by a judge that he is “building up quite a record for drug offences” when he appeared in court on his third possession charge.
Enniskillen Magistrates Court heard that on October 14th last, police received a report from a member of the public of a male at a garage on the Tempo Road in Enniskillen.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Neil Donaldson standing at the passenger side of a red car with the door open. Donaldson, of Barnhill, Tempo Road, was searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act and was found in possession of 12g of cannabis and two diazepam tablets.
When questioned, the defendant told police that he had left his home to go to the shop for a drink and bought the drugs on the way, which he said were for his own personal consumption.
District Judge Nigel Broderick noted that Donaldson was “building up quite a record for drug offences” as it was his third court appearance.
Sentencing him to 120 hours community service, the judge told Donaldson: “This is your third time in court for drug offences. Clearly you do have a problem and unfortunately you have re-offended again. If you don’t change your ways, you will end up in prison.”


The pair were released on bail after being arrested on Monday morning. Two women are also under investigation.

Defence barrister Ciaran Roddy described the high readings as “astronomical” but noted he “didn’t swerve or inconvenience other road...

The man was disqualified from driving for two years, until retested, and fined £300.

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