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Man who possessed drugs tried to flee police

Monday, November 18th, 2019 6:27am

By Jason Roberts - Court Reporter

Having £80 worth of cocaine and trying to flee police has cost a Union Mills man £950.

Darren James O'Hare of Close Y Llergy appeared before magistrates at Douglas Courthouse for sentencing after being convicted of obstructing a drugs search and possessing a class A drug.

Prosecutor Barry Swain told the hearing the 28 year old was acting suspiciously in a Douglas betting shop and was arrested by police in Regent Street on May 31.

He tried to break free from officers and was caught trying to dispose of a plastic wrap of cocaine when detained.

The court heard O'Hare had planned to have a party during TT with the drugs.

Magistrates fined him a total of £450 and ordered him to pay costs of £500.

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