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They were working in a hotel; and were booked for small-time robberies," the minister said.
Jailing Mohammed, Judge Alan Parker said: "It seems you were a fairly small-time drug dealer, and I have to sentence you for seeking to pursue what you saw as the legitimate aims of that practice.
Meanwhile, 22 people were arrested in swoops by Central Scotland Police on small-time dealers in Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire.
Is it any wonder every small-time criminal in Ireland is trying to get a piece of the action?
Mr Clarke said: "Reducing the threshold so officers can seize cash stashes of at least pounds 1,000 will allow the police to target drug dealers and other small-time criminals whose activities destroy lives and blight communities.
Unfortunately, all the clues say that small-time hood Eel O'Brien is the culprit, and Plastic Man's new partner, blonde bombshell Agent Morgan, is determined to bring O'Brien down.
My mates are all small-time punters, but why should we have any confidence in the sport after the dawn raids, arrests and allegations of massive corruption?
In this megaflop from writer-director Martin Brest (Scent of a Woman)--the most talked-about, least-attended movie of 2003--a kidnapped retarded boy (Justin Bartha) and a lesbian gangster (Jennifer Lopez) make small-time hood Larry.
When the sister of a murdered informant (Eva Marie Saint) and a local labor priest (Karl Malden) begin to chip away at Terry's dormant conscience, the small-time hood begins to question the things he and his bosses are doing.
Because the cliched storylines of the small-time crook who is down on his luck just makes the programme seem a bit dated - and make you feel you've seen it all before.
It's a world of stoop-shouldered small-time salesmen, all-night cafeterias, and elevated subway lines.
Strikingly lit by David Ferri, permeated with the atmosphere of Philip Glass's coolly propulsive Saxophone Quartet, these small-time punks and their careworn parents are protagonists of an epic of the ordinary.