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Operation Nightjar: Three plead guilty to cocaine offences

19 people charged in total

Another three men arrested as part of a police operation targeting the supply of drugs in the nighttime economy have appeared at Douglas Courthouse.

They’ve been charged after ‘Operation Nightjar’ which saw undercover police officers approach people they believed were selling, or facilitating the sale of, illicit substances in bars and pubs.

Nineteen people have been charged - you can find out more HERE.

2.3 grams

Kieran Bratty, of Derby Road in Douglas, appeared before the Deputy High Bailiff where he admitted three offences of supplying cocaine in August and September last year.

The 21-year-old also pleaded guilty to being unlawfully concerned in the supply of the Class A drug on 1 September.

In total the cocaine weighed 2.3 grams.

He will be sentenced at the Court of General Gaol Delivery and was bailed until his next appearance there on 1 March.

2.9 grams

Robert John Ward, of New Castletown Road in Douglas, also appeared before the summary court.

The 36-year-old pleaded guilty to two offences of being unlawfully concerned in the supply of cocaine on 30 September and between 6 and 15 October.  

The court heard he’d arranged cocaine for an undercover police officer after engaging with them in Jaks Bar and Smoke House and then again when the officer contacted him via phone.

In total the cocaine weighed 2.93 grams.

Ward’s advocate told the court: “There was no physical supply by Mr Ward whatsoever – he is not a dealer.”

He will be sentenced at the Court of General Gaol Delivery and was bailed until his next appearance there on 8 March.

2.6 grams

Goran Lukasz Gasinski, of Palace Terrace in Douglas, pleaded guilty to three offences of supplying drugs during his hearing.

The 22-year-old committed the offences on 23 and 30 September and 7 October last year.

He supplied undercover officers with five wraps of cocaine, weighing 2.6 grams in total, which had a street value of £500.

Sentencing will take place at the Court of General Gaol Delivery; he’ll next appear there on 8 March.

'Operation Nightjar'

You can find out more about 'Operation Nightjar' HERE.

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