Man claims he needs drugs to help sleep


A Lurgan man has been fined £165 after being caught in possession of drugs he claims he needs to help him sleep.

Dean Robert Currie (33) from Russell Drive in Lurgan said the small amount of cannabis and 16 diazapan tablets (not registered to the defendant) found in a search of his home were needed to help him sleep.

In fining him £150 plus an offenders levy of £15, District Judge Mervyn Bates said Currie had to find another way of dealing with his problems.

He noted that Currie’s court appearances for drug-related matters seemed to be a “fairly regular occurance”.