Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Barnstaple man ‘self prescribed’ diazepam

08:00 18 January 2014

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

Archant

The 44-year-old was found to have 148 diazepam tablets when police raided his Barnstaple home.

A MAN who ‘self prescribed’ himself diazepam appeared in court on Friday after police raided his home and found 148 tablets.

Officers discovered the Class C drug in Colin Johnstone’s bedroom at his home in Rock Park Terrace, Barnstaple, on November 2.

The court heard the 44-year-old had purchased the drugs that day because he had previously been prescribed them and felt he needed them.

After the drugs were seized, Johnstone visited his doctor where he was correctly prescribed the medication.

Magistrates imposed a 12 month conditional discharge, and ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:08
The Landmark Theatre

Open for Business, the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, Friday, March 4

Read more
Yesterday, 16:07
The Lantern Centre. 
 © Copyright Roger A Smith and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Community event at the Lantern Centre on Saturday, February 27

Read more
Fri, 18:28
What could be more romantic...?

Why not celebrate Valentine’s with your sweetheart on Combe Martin beach this Sunday and raise money for Children’s Hospice South West?

Read more
Fri, 13:30
Will schools lose their lollipops?

North Devon’s schools facing the loss of their lollipop patrols from this autumn after council decision today (Friday

Read more
Fri, 13:13

North Devon residents are being asked to ‘Team up to clean up’ in new initiative.

Read more
Fri, 12:33
Catch Fuse ODG at Croyde this June

Main support slots have been announced, with some big acts on the bill.

Read more
Fri, 11:00
Ollie the mind-reading Llama and his owner, Maggie Jee of Peak Hill Llamas. Ref shs 05-16AW 8687. Picture: Alex Walton

Sidmouth animal’s strange powers of prediction

Read more
Fri, 11:00
Ollie the mind-reading Llama and his owner, Maggie Jee of Peak Hill Llamas. Ref shs 05-16AW 8675. Picture: Alex Walton

‘Sidmouth animal can read minds’, says owner

Read more
Fri, 10:26
Saunton Sands. Picture: Andy Keeble

Walkers claim there have been several ‘close calls’ with military vehicles using the beach for training

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition E-edition
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications