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22/09/2021

Derry man awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to cocaine and ecstasy supply charges

Derry courthouse
A 21-years-old Derry man is awaitig sentencing after pleading guilty at the local Crown Court to two charges of possessing Class A drugs with intent to supply them. Shane Doherty, from the Old School Field in Drumahoe in the Waterside area of the city, had originally denied the offences, but when he was re-arraigned before Judge Philip Babington today he changed his not guilty pleas and admitted both offences. Doherty pleaded guilty to possessing a quantity of cocaine with intent to supply the drug on 27 August, 2017. He further pleaded guilty to possessing a quantity of ecstasy with intent to supply on the same date. Ordering a pre-sentence report, Judge Babington released Doherty on continuing bail until sentencing on 2 April next.

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