A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment for a drugs offence at Laganside Crown Court.

James Greer was convicted of possession of Class A controlled drugs with intent to supply, and possession of criminal property on Tuesday, April 4th.

Constable Kane said: "In May 2022, officers on patrol in Belfast City Centre observed Greer acting suspiciously.

"Following searches, a large sum of cash and a quantity of Class A heroin were recovered and seized.

"In court today, he was sentenced to 16 months for both offences.

“I hope that this investigation and the fact that Greer has been brought before the court offers reassurance that we, along with partner organisations, remain committed to disrupting the activities of those involved with illegal drugs. 

“The efforts are in keeping with Operation Dealbreaker – that’s our organisational commitment to tackle every aspect of drug misuse across Northern Ireland, and that includes its harrowing impact on the lives and relationships of local people.

“We’re grateful to the public for their continued support and would ask anyone with information, or concerns, to contact us on 101.”