Suspended sentence

The courthouse at Bishop Street, Derry.
The courthouse at Bishop Street, Derry.

A man who took over £200 worth of drugs into the city’s courthouse has had a four month sentence suspended for two years.

Aaron David Millar, of Barnewall Place, pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing a Class B drug on April 9th.

Derry Magistrate’s Court heard security staff in Bishop Street Courthouse searched the 22-year-old as he entered the building.

They found a tin container with a quantity of suspected drugs.

Millar left the courthouse and the security staff alerted police. He was arrested a short time later.

The court was told Millar possessed 46 grams of Cannabis with a street value of £230.

During police interview, the defendant admitted possessing the drugs and claimed there were for personal use.

He claimed he was smoking a block of Cannabis Resin, which he referred to as a ‘biscuit,’ every day.

Defence solicitor Michael McGee said his client was smoking a ‘huge amount’ of Cannabis at the time and didn’t know what he was doing.