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.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 4:21 pm

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.

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Nottingham Crown Court.

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.”

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