Torrington man found with six types of illegal drugs
- Credit: Archant
Solicitor said he had never even heard of some of the drugs discovered on the 29-year-old.
A SOLICITOR representing a man found with six different types of illegal drugs said he had never even heard of some of them.
Alexander Tabula, 29, of Calf Street, Torrington, pleaded guilty to possessing Class A, B and C drugs including cannabis, MDMA, ketamine and amphetamine.
Tim Hook, defending, said he had never come across of some of the drugs found on his client.
Officers discovered the drugs and a small set of electrical scales in Tabula’s rucksack after stop searching him in Barnstaple on July 19.
You may also want to watch:
The findings led them to raid his house where they discovered more drugs.
North Devon Magistrates’ Court heard on Friday that all of the drugs were in small quantities and only totalled a value of around £70.
- 1 Farmer fined for ploughing up protected Iron Age remains
- 2 Thieves steal £3,500 of fragrances from Barnstaple department store
- 3 North Devon men to swim the English Channel and back again
- 4 Tractor guidance systems taken from farm near Bideford
- 5 Bideford woman wins £70,000 and turns miles into trees
- 6 Rare vehicles from Dave Vanstone Collection go to auction
- 7 North Devon woman reveals huge collection of HM Queen portraits and memorabilia
- 8 Bideford town centre regeneration plan backed by council
- 9 South Molton youngsters enjoy Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup
- 10 Barnstaple firm develops new anti-Covid alloy to replace stainless steel
Mr Hook said Tabula had been employed as a welder at the time and enjoyed partying and experimenting with recreational drugs with his spare income.
But since the offences he had lost his job and Mr Hook said there was no evidence to suggest he had been taking drugs since.
After hearing from probation services, magistrates ordered Tabula to undertake 40 hours of unpaid work. They also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.