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Man jailed for storing cocaine and cannabis

A 23-year-old Belfast man who was described as a chronic drug addict has been jailed for a year for storing cocaine and cannabis at his home for friends and members of his family.

Declan Emmanuel McGlade, from Farnham Street, was also sentenced to two years on probation after his release from jail.

Belfast Crown Court heard yesterday that police found cocaine and cannabis valued at a total of £850 in a cavity wall at McGlade's home on December 18, 2008.

He fled from police but was arrested the following day.

McGlade pleaded guilty to possessing the drugs and to having them with intent to supply. Judge Geoffrey Millar was told that police didn't regard McGlade as a commercial dealer but accepted his claim that he kept drugs for other addicts who pooled their resources to buy cocaine and cannabis.

The judge said he deferred sentencing McGlade in January to allow him to engage with social services but he said it appeared that he had continued with his daily use of drugs and was arrested for having an offensive weapon and for burglary on two different occasions last month.

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