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exclusive Drug dealer Noel Johnston was living ‘hand-to-mouth’ in last years of his life

The druglord, who fell to his death last week, had been celebrating a legal victory with a relative of the killer of Ballymena schoolboy Michael ‘Mickybo’ McIlveen

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Kingpin: Drugs baron Noel Johnston

Kingpin: Drugs baron Noel Johnston

‘Dee’ Coleman — Belfast drug dealer under threat from UDA. Credit; Alan Lewis

‘Dee’ Coleman — Belfast drug dealer under threat from UDA. Credit; Alan Lewis

Michael ‘Mickybo’ McIlveen the murdered Catholic teenager

Michael ‘Mickybo’ McIlveen the murdered Catholic teenager

Businessman Colin Lees, sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for drug smuggling

Businessman Colin Lees, sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for drug smuggling

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Kingpin: Drugs baron Noel Johnston

One-time drugs kingpin Noel Johnston was living hand-to-mouth in the last years of his life and had been arrested for stealing food from a supermarket.

Johnston fell to his death from the third-floor window of an apartment block in Ballymena last Friday.


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