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Suspended sentence for man who tried to sell cocaine

Police caught 23-year-old in nightclub during TT

A court's heard a man admitted he was going to supply cocaine to a complete stranger because he was worried police would think the drugs were for his own use.


23-year-old Connor Edward Mckellor of Close Fletcher in Anagh Coar appeared before High Bailiff Jayne Hughes at Douglas Courthouse.


At a previous hearing, the scaffolding worker pleaded guilty to possessing the class A drug with intent to supply it on 4 June.


The court heard Mckellor had been out with friends during TT week when a visitor he’d never met before asked if he could buy cocaine from him in Bordello nightclub on Douglas Promenade.


Mckellor told the man he could sell him a fifth of a gramme of cocaine for £100 and contacted another man to pick up the drugs.


However, before he could hand them over to his would-be customer he was stopped by police and admitted he was carrying out the deal.


His advocate Ian Kermode said Mckellor had implicated himself to police because he thought simple possession of the drug was a more serious crime, describing his decision as stupid.


Mrs Hughes said anybody dealing class A drugs could generally expect a prison sentence but she’d taken into account Mckellor’s honesty, youth and personal circumstances.


She jailed him for eight months, suspended for two years, fined him £750 and ordered him to pay £125 prosecution costs.

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