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Man caught with drugs at Coleraine car wash avoids prison

By Nevin Farrell

Police swooped on a car wash called 'Foamula 1' in Coleraine and arrested three workers after finding cannabis and cannabis resin at the location.

The raid took place on July 11 and one of those arrested, Ryan Duggan (28), of Coleraine Road, Portstewart, later admitted the drugs were his.

Duggan, who had a record, previously pleaded guilty to one charge of possessing Class B drugs was returned to Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday for sentencing.

Defence solicitor John Murphy said a small amount of cannabis was discovered during a search at the car wash premises. He said Duggan had struggled with addictions for years because of an injury but has been attending the Community Addiction Service.

Despite the injury, Mr Murphy said his client has had a very good work history over the years and has now started a labouring job.

District Judge Liam McNally noted the defendant had been co-operating fully with the addictions team. Duggan was given a three month jail term, suspended for three years.

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