Police in Fermanagh are hoping that the discovery of a large quantity of drugs and the subsequent conviction of a 20-year-old man will deter others from becoming involved in drugs and drug dealing.

Jamie Breen with an address of Ashdale, Chanterhill, Enniskillen was found guilty at Dungannon Crown Court on Thursday, February 28 of seven counts of possession with intent to supply Class A, B and C drugs in connection with an incident on October 10, 2017.

Police sources have said in a search of a house, officers discovered £1,245 worth of cocaine, £600 of MDMA, £130 of cannabis, £71 of alprazolam (Xanax), £33 of diazepam, £15 of ecstasy and a quantity of cannabis paste with an unknown value.

In a statement following the sentencing of the 20 year old last Thursday, Chief Inspector Graham Dodds said:

“Following the conviction and sentencing of Jamie Breen, police are satisfied that a large scale drug supply operation has been disrupted.

“Police hope this will act as a deterrent to others involved in this crime. The District Support Team and other colleagues remain determined to eliminate this scourge on society.”

Breen was found guilty on all seven charges and sentenced to 18 months with nine months served in prison and nine months on licence.

On Tuesday, PSNI Fermanagh posted on their Facebook page that they were working hard to tackle the issue of drugs every day following the detection of suspected Class A and B drugs by officers carrying out public order duties.

In the post they said they were aware of the concerns people had about drugs in the community and urged anybody with information about drugs and the dealers that put people at risk to come forward and share with police.