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28-year-old man given four-month sentence for possession of Class C drugs

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A 28-year-old man found unconscious in a taxi with 90 diazepam-type pills has been handed a four-month suspended prison sentence.

Stephen McCleland, of Knocknagoney Avenue in Belfast, was in the passenger seat of a cab stopped by police at Bradbury Place in August 2016.

After searches revealed quantities of the tablets, he was detained but later went missing.

Following his re-arrest, he appeared in court and pleaded guilty to possessing Class C drugs - which were confirmed to be a derivative of diazepam.

Imposing a four-month jail term, suspended for two years, the District Judge said: "I'm going to leave something hanging over him."