Lisburn pharmacist pleads guilty to illegal supply of drugs


A pharmacist pleaded guilty last week at Newry Crown Court to the illegal supply of prescription medicines, including a range of controlled drugs, from his Armagh pharmacy.

Maurice Currie, 45, of Portmore Road, Lisburn, appeared at Newry Crown Court and pleaded guilty to 12 charges of illegal supply involving large quantities of medicines between January 2009 and September 2013. The drugs included diazepam, tramadol, dihydrocodeine and Oxynorm.

Mr Currie was remanded on bail to be sentenced at Newry Crown Court on Friday April 17.

The charges were brought following a protracted investigation by the Department of Health’s Medicines Regulatory Group.