Local man Richard Ryan has every intention of carrying out his New Year’s resolution to quit taking all illicit drugs.

But he has one small problem; he still has some coke left over from New Year’s Eve.

“There’s probably still $100 worth of rack in that bag, so I won’t throw it away,” he says. I’ll polish it off tonight at the Golden Sheaf Hotel. Then I’m done. I promise.”

The 29 year old says the bag was purchased on December 31, so technically it counts as a purchase from last year, and therefore exempt from his New Year’s resolution.

“And, it would have been so much easier to quit if January 2 didn’t fall on a Saturday night. It’s kind of like New Year’s Eve runs over a few nights.”

And he says he’s thankful 2020 has finally come to an end, so he has a “fresh start” to focus on putting his expensive, unhealthy and addictive habit behind him.

“I’ll be able to stop no problem,” he told DBT. “Once tonight is over, I’m a new man.”

More to come.