A 24-year-old man was given a conditional discharge for 12 months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for theft.
John Joseph Mulholland, Enniskeen, Craigavon, admitted the theft of a bottle of whiskey, valued at £12.99, from Lidl on September 6 last year.
The court heard that the defendant was caught on CCTV.
When interviewed he said he could not remember anything about it but he had been drinking from a bottle of whiskey that day and it could have been the same bottle.
A barrister for the defendant said he had spent some time in custody and it had a sobering effect on him.
Mulholland had no intention of returning to the lifestyle he was indulging in and wanted to put everything behind him, added the lawyer.