Police saw man cut powder into lines


When police saw a Gilford man cut a white powder into three lines with a bank card it was discovered that it was cocaine.

And when he was searched they found a small amount of cannabis in a trouser pocket.

Lee Campbell (22), Castleview, Gilford, was fined £200 last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court for unlawful possession of a class A drug, cocaine, on July 11 this year. He was also fined £200 for unlawful possession of cannabis and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy. The court heard that at 12.40am police saw a number of youths beside a car. Campbell was seen using a bank card to divide a white powder into three lines.

He was searched and a small amount of cannabis was found in a trouser pocket.

Campbell admitted that the substances were cocaine and cannabis.

A solicitor representing the defendant said the value of the cannabis was less than £5 and he had learned his lesson as a result of what happened.

District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, told Campbell he now had a conviction for possession of a class A drug which was a serious matter.