Man fined for drug possession

A 22-year-old Ipswich man is £95 out of pocket today for possessing class C drugs just five days after being released from prison.Ashley Blowers, of Peterhouse Close, was busted hiding prescription medication in a tobacco pouch and then threw food around his police cell.

A 22-year-old Ipswich man is £95 out of pocket today for possessing class C drugs just five days after being released from prison.

Ashley Blowers, of Peterhouse Close, was busted hiding prescription medication in a tobacco pouch and then threw food around his police cell.

The drugs were diazepam, an anti-depressant, and dihydracodeine, a strong painkiller.

Blowers pleaded guilty to possessing class C drugs and criminal damage before magistrates in Ipswich on Thursday.

The court also heard how he had been released from prison on licence on October 10 for a previous offence.

Police officers went to Blowers' house at around 11.30am on Wednesday to arrest him for a separate incident.

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Lesla Small, prosecuting, said that when they arrived at the police station, Blowers was acting suspiciously.

She said: “The officers noticed that he was trying to push his hand into his tracksuit pocket. He had a pouch of tobacco and inside they found six white tablets.

“He said they were sleeping tablets and he had to take one every morning. He said he got them from a friend.”

While in his cell, Blowers stained the walls by throwing two plates of food over them. When asked why he did it, he said because he was bored.

Blowers was fined £65, told to pay £15 towards the damage to the cell and a £15 victim surcharge. Magistrates also ordered the destruction of the drugs.

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