Two jailed for importing heroin
Two men who admitted bringing almost eight kilograms of heroin into Northern Ireland have been jailed for a combined total of four-and-a-half years.
Lorry driver Sean Doherty (42), a father-of-four from Cornshell Fields, Londonderry, was jailed for two-and-a-half years without remission.
He pleaded guilty to possessing with intent to supply almost eight kilograms of heroin with a purity level of up to 73%. It was found in the cabin of his lorry when it was stopped by police on Derry’s Foyle Bridge on July 11 last year.
Disc jockey Anthony Morgan (29), from Eaton Green, Rathcoole, Dublin, was jailed for two years, also without remission, when he admitted being concerned in the supply of the heroin.
Derry Crown Court heard yesterday that both men will be on licence when they are released from jail.
A prosecution barrister told Judge Desmond Marrinan that both men claimed they were pressed, threatened and coerced by people higher up in the drugs supply chain to make a quick killing in a bid to pay off debts.