Police found drugs on table

Craigavon Courthouse.
Craigavon Courthouse.

A 41-year-old man was put on probation for six months last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for possession of heroin.

Victor Torres (41), whose address was given as Thomas Street, Portadown, admitted possession of the class A drug on April 20 this 
year.

The case had been adjourned from a previous court so that a short sentence 
report could be 
obtained.

The court heard that during a search of a house in 
Thomas Street they asked Torres if he had any controlled drugs and he said only what was on the 
table.

The powder found by the police was heroin with a street value of £50. Torres made a full admission.

A solicitor representing the defendant said the drug was for his own use.

He said that Torres was essentially dabbling with the drug at the time 
and had booked himself 
into a treatment 
programme.

He had finished that and was now abstaining from drugs.