Sutton man who illegally sold prescribed medicines online is sentenced
A Sutton man who illegally sold prescribed medicines online via social media has been handed a suspended prison sentence.
Police received intelligence that Jacob Brooks, 25, of Percival Gardens, had been advertising and supplying steroids, Diazepam and various prescription and non-prescription medicines between September and November 2018.
When officers searched his home they found and seized a significant number of medicines along with class C drugs and steroids.
Brooks subsequently pleaded guilty to a charge of selling a medicine/product not subject to general sale, three charges of offering to supply a class C drug, one count of possession with intent to supply a class C drug and a further charge of possessing a medical product with intent to supply.
He appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday where he was given a 13-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months.
Detective Constable Akil Kapasi, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Offences of this nature will be dealt with to the full extent of the law.”