A 32-year-old Limavady man who spat out his false teeth when he spat out a bag containing drugs had previously squared up to another male in the middle of the road, a court has heard.
Gareth Logue of Glenroe Walk was sentenced at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to three months in jail, suspended for two years, for disorderly behaviour and possession of a Class A drug, namely cocaine.
The court heard on November 7, 2014, at 8.30pm two males were seen squaring up to each other in the middle of the road on Catherine Street in the path of oncoming traffic.
Police spoke with Logue and he subsequently raised his hand and put something in his mouth. The court heard Logue’s mouth was full and he was asked to surrender the item in his mouth.
When Logue spat out the bag his false teeth went with it, the court heard.
Defence barrister Nicola Rountree said the drugs were for Logue’s personal use to deal with his personal difficulties. Ms Rountree explained that on that day, Logue had come out of the bookies and comments had been made to him about his difficulties and he “reacted disproportionately”.
District Judge Liam McNally imposed a probation order for 18 months in addition to the suspended sentence.