Detective Inspector O’Neill from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Paramilitary Crime Task Force has welcomed the sentencing of Barry Richard James Good at Belfast Crown Court today, January 26.
The 35 year old, from Cedar Drive, Newtownards, Co Down, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment suspended for three years for possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply.
DI O’Neill said “These drugs were seized by police during a Paramilitary Crime Task Force investigation targeting criminality linked to the West Belfast UDA in Newtownards on 21st February 2020.
“The Paramilitary Crime Task Force work with our colleagues in Neighbourhood Policing Teams and Tactical Support Units to carry out searches and recover drugs off the streets.
“Today’s sentencing is another step in the ongoing commitment of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force to bringing those involved in the supply of drugs before the courts.”
Detective Inspector O’Neill concluded: “I would ask anyone who has any information about paramilitary activity, including the supply of illegal drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.
“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.
“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/