Man, 25, jailed for three years for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs

A 25 year-old man has been jailed for three years after admitting possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (cocaine).

James Daly, who is originally from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, but had been living at an address in Marlborough Street, Liverpool city centre, was charged following a joint investigation between Fermanagh and Omagh District Support Team and Merseyside Police.

On 8th December 2016 Royal Mail in Northern Ireland intercepted a parcel at their sorting centre. The package contained 278 grams of cocaine with a purity of 89%.

Enquiries were carried out by Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) and it was established that the parcel was posted the previous day from a post office in Liverpool. PSNI carried out forensic and CCTV enquiries and established the package was posted by James Daly.

PSNI officers later visited Liverpool and on 5th June 2017 Daly was arrested in Liverpool.

When interviewed he initially denied any involvement in posting the package.

On Tuesday 5th December, at Liverpool Crown Court, Daly pleaded guilty to the offence of Possession with Intent to Supply Class A drugs and was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

Anyone with any information about the supply of illegal drugs should contact police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or for further information about drug use and abuse call FRANK on 0300 123 600.