Judge gives rehabilitation order to drug user

Southampton Crown Court

Southampton Crown Court

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Court Reporter

A JUDGE gave a Southampton man the opportunity to tackle his drugs problem with a rehabilitation order.

Paul May, 47, was arrested after police officers stopped a car in Weston shortly after midnight and saw him acting in "an agitated and nervous manner".

Prosecutor Colin Meeke told the city crown court they found two small wraps of amphetamine in the driver's door and small amount of heroin. They later recovered two further wraps at his home.

May was bailed but the same officers later stopped May again near Southampton Airport and found him with a burnt foil wrap of amphetamine. A search of his home yielded further amphetamine.

Recorder Alistair Malcolm QC accepted May wanted to "get shot of" drugs and followed the probation report's recommendation with an 18-month community order, 18 months supervision and a 12-month drug rehabilitation requirement. He was also told to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

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6:19am Tue 8 Apr 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

He was also told to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

who was the victim?? :s
He was also told to pay a £60 victim surcharge. who was the victim?? :s nervousbumskin420
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8:02am Tue 8 Apr 14

Abkhazsoyuz says...

nervousbumskin420 wrote:
He was also told to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

who was the victim?? :s
The Government. Because the unknown seller of the drugs didn't complete their V.A.T. returns, so the defendant pays.
[quote][p][bold]nervousbumskin420[/bold] wrote: He was also told to pay a £60 victim surcharge. who was the victim?? :s[/p][/quote]The Government. Because the unknown seller of the drugs didn't complete their V.A.T. returns, so the defendant pays. Abkhazsoyuz
  • Score: -5

8:37am Tue 8 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

nervousbumskin420 wrote:
He was also told to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

who was the victim?? :s
It goes into a single pot from which victims of crimes are paid.
[quote][p][bold]nervousbumskin420[/bold] wrote: He was also told to pay a £60 victim surcharge. who was the victim?? :s[/p][/quote]It goes into a single pot from which victims of crimes are paid. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 7

8:37am Tue 8 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Abkhazsoyuz wrote:
nervousbumskin420 wrote:
He was also told to pay a £60 victim surcharge.

who was the victim?? :s
The Government. Because the unknown seller of the drugs didn't complete their V.A.T. returns, so the defendant pays.
This couldn't be more ill-informed if it tried to be. Try being less of an uneducated buffoon in future.
[quote][p][bold]Abkhazsoyuz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nervousbumskin420[/bold] wrote: He was also told to pay a £60 victim surcharge. who was the victim?? :s[/p][/quote]The Government. Because the unknown seller of the drugs didn't complete their V.A.T. returns, so the defendant pays.[/p][/quote]This couldn't be more ill-informed if it tried to be. Try being less of an uneducated buffoon in future. Charlie Bucket
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