A 29-year-old man has been sentenced at Belfast Crown Court today, Monday 13th November, for a number of drug-related offences.

The sentencing comes as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) into the west Belfast UDA.

Jordan Darragh was convicted of being concerned in the supply of Class A controlled drugs and possession of a Class C controlled drug.

Commenting, Detective Inspector Corrigan from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force said: “On Monday, 14th November 2022 detectives carried out a search at a property in the Shankill Road area of north Belfast. 

“A quantity of drugs were seized from the property, as well as a number of electrical items. These were taken away and examined as part of our enquiries.

“Mr Darragh was subsequently handed down a two-year sentence today in court.

“He has been ordered to serve half of his sentence in custody and the remaining 12 months on licence.

“Today’s sentencing offers reassurance that we, along with partner organisations, remain committed to disrupting the activities of those involved with criminal and drug-related activity, linked to paramilitaries.

“This remains a priority for the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) and we will continue to robustly and proactively pursue those who are intent on damaging our communities.

“I would encourage anyone with information that could assist in our ongoing efforts to contact us on the non-emergency number 101, or 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/