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Busted Drug dealer sentenced after cops probe criminality linked to UDA

He received a concurrent one-year sentence, suspended for two years, for possession of a class C controlled drug with intent to supply, and the supply of class C controlled drug.

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The PSNI is appealing for witnesses to come forward after a lorry driver was hit in the face by a rock while passing under the Ballyboley underpass on the Larne Road (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

The PSNI is appealing for witnesses to come forward after a lorry driver was hit in the face by a rock while passing under the Ballyboley underpass on the Larne Road (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

A 34-year-old man has been sentenced for drug dealing as the police continue to investigate criminality linked to west Belfast UDA.

Jason Skillen was appeared at Belfast magistrates Court yesterday.

He received a concurrent one-year sentence, suspended for two years, for possession of a class C controlled drug with intent to supply, and the supply of class C controlled drug.

Detective Sgt Maguire said: "The drugs were seized by officers during a Paramilitary Crime Task Force investigation targeting criminality linked to the West Belfast UDA in November 2019.

"Today's sentencing is part of our ongoing commitment to bring those involved in the supply of drugs before the courts.

"I would appeal to anyone who has information about paramilitary activity, including the supply of illegal drugs, to contact detectives on 101."

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