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Jail sentence for man who had cocaine

The case was heard at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena..Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The case was heard at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena..Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.

Mark Clifton (39), with an address listed as no fixed abode in Belfast, was detected with the Class A drugs on May 27 this year.

He told police they were for personal use. He pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine.

A defence lawyer said the defendant, who had a criminal record, has made "positive progress" and has been getting counselling and is working as a prison orderly.