38 year old, Daryl Patton was sentenced today, Wednesday 20th March, at Belfast Crown Court, after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing, for possession with intent to supply a class A controlled drug. 

He was sentenced to serve a total of 16 months in custody and 16 months on licence.

Detective Inspector Corrigan said: “Patton was arrested in the Mallusk area of Newtownabbey, in December 2022, after a car he was driving was searched by officers who had been patrolling in the area. Cocaine with an estimated street value of approximately £100,000 was recovered from the car. 

“I hope that today’s sentencing shows that police, along with our partner organisations, remain committed to disrupting the activities of those involved with criminality and drug-related activity. Information from the public is crucial in helping us tackle the scourge of drugs and removing those who supply drugs from our streets. Information can be given directly to police by calling 101 or online at http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. Alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”