Admits possessing £120,000 worth of drugs

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

A man who was described in court as ‘a link in the chain of supply of drugs’ has admitted being concerned in the supply of £120,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis.

Richard Callaghan, of Rathmore Crescent, pleaded guilty to two charges of being concerned in the supply of Class A and Class B drugs on June 13 last year.

A defence barrister told Derry Crown Court his client assisted in unloading the drugs from the boot of a car.

He said there was ‘a substantial amount of drugs’ and the case ‘clearly passes the custody threshold.’

A prosecution barrister said the 42-year-old was a ‘link in the chain of the supply of drugs’ but that another person was the actual courier.

Callaghan was remanded in custody to appear for sentence on June 15.