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Derry: Police welcome sentence handed to drug dealer

By Staff Reporter

Published 16/06/2015

Police have welcomed the sentence handed out to a Londonderry drug dealer at the Crown Court
Police have welcomed the sentence handed out to a Londonderry drug dealer at the Crown Court

Police have welcomed the sentence handed out to a Londonderry drug dealer at the Crown Court.

Richard Callaghan (42) received a sentence of two years and eight months for being concerned in the supply of a class A and class B drugs.

Callaghan was arrested in the Marlborough Road area of Derry on June 13, 2014.

The arrest followed the search of a green Audi car that he had been travelling in and a wheelie bin that was in the vicinity of the car. Class A and class B drugs with a value of approximately £130,000 were recovered by officers.

Welcoming the sentencing, Detective Inspector Tom McClure said: "This sentence is the result of a substantial proactive investigation.

"Others have yet to come before the courts but the message from this sentence is clear: all those involved in the supply chain of large quantities of controlled drugs can expect to go to prison when they are caught."

Half of Callaghan's sentence will be served in prison and the rest on licence.

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