Man pleads guilty to drugs charges

A 22-YEAR-OLD Banbridge man has been given 240 hours community service in relation to three drugs charges.

Friday, 27th April 2012, 3:04 pm

Hugh Francis Boyce from Oak Grove, Banbridge appeared before District Judge Mr Paul Copeland last Thursday.

He pleaded guilty to possession of diazepam, possession with intent to supply diazepam and possession of mephedrone.

The charges relate to 3 June 2011.

Warning him to complete the order, Mr Copeland said, “If you don’t do the work and follow the instructions you will be brought back to court. You will then most likely receive a custodial sentence and spend the remainder of the year in jail. Do the work or do the time.”

A destruction order was granted for the seized drugs.