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20/09/2021

Man in court charged with trading in counterfeit goods

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A 32-year-old Derry man has appeared at the city's Magistrate's Court charged with trading in counterfeit goods. The court heard Jeffrey Power (32), of Allinghan Close in Derry, was stopped by police after they saw a small white van being driving suspicously in the Shantallow area of the city on 22 NOvember 2017. The court heard police were on patrol about 9pm on that date and after they stopped the the van, they found a quantity of counterfeit goods in the rear and£725 cash on Power. The court was told Power made full admissions to police and said he was delivering the goods for someone he would not name. Defence solicitor, Maoliosa Barr, said his client was now working as a labourer and these offences occurred some time ago. He said Power had been on the sick at the time and "foolishly" accepted an offer of work delivering the goods. Mr Barr added Power delivered the goods and collected the money and had been "open with police." Power, who admitted three counts of trading in counterfeit goods. was fined a total of £450 and the goods were ordered to be destroyed.

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