Methadone was not driver’s

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LANGTOFT man Andrew Parkinson was fined £300 by Spalding magistrates when he admitted possessing the prescription drug methadone.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said police stopped Parkinson’s car on September 29 last year and found six bottles of methadone, prescribed to another man.

A further two bottles were found in the car and six more at Parkinson’s home – all of which belonged to Parkinson himself.

Daven Naghen, mitigating, said Parkinson intended to give back the bottles to the original owner, who had left them in the car, and police were satisfied with that explanation.

Mr Naghen said: “He accepts it was foolish.”

His own bottles were of some age, he no longer used the drug and he now realised he should have simply tipped the contents away.

Parkinson (48), of Bourne Road, pleaded guilty to possessing the class A controlled drug. As well as being fined, he was ordered to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.