Nightclub door staff found drugs on student

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Nightclub door staff found drugs on student

Postby WtD_Oracle » 22 Feb 2012, 12:48 ... story.html

A student has admitted dealing drugs after police found 170 Valium tablets at his digs in Fishponds.

Christopher Moore, 21, pleaded guilty to possession of the Class C prescription drug with intent to supply when he appeared before Bristol Magistrates' Court.

He also admitted possessing 1.32g of cannabis on November 11 last year. Andrea Edwards, prosecuting, said door staff at Syndicate nightclub in Nelson Street found nine blue tablets in a bag in Moore's pocket at 11.45pm.

When staff asked him what the tablets were, he replied: "Valium" then "Is that bad?"

After he was arrested, his room at The Hollies in Blackberry Hill, Fishponds – accommodation for University of the West of England students – was searched.

Officers found 170 Valium tablets with a street value of £179, cannabis worth £9, small re-sealable bags, £87 in cash and a mobile phone.

The court was told the Valium was in 17 strips of 10 blue tablets.

Moore told officers that he had bought 240 tablets for £60 from a man at a pub a couple of days before his arrest.

He said the Valium and the cannabis – a class B drug – were for his own use.

Ms Edwards said text messages found on Moore's phone indicated he had been involved in the supply of Valium tablets.

Brian Carrick, defending, said nine or 10 of the text messages found on his client's phone mentioned drugs.

He said Valium, a brand name for diazepam, was available on prescription and was used to relax people when they were feeling anxious.

Mr Carrick told the magistrates: "The sale would have been to student friends and it's a small-scale supply.

"The text messages span a period of about a week and there is no indication that this is a long-term enterprise."

Magistrates agreed that the case was so serious that it would need to be transferred to Bristol Crown Court.

They ordered Moore to visit the probation service so reports could be drawn up about him ahead of sentencing at the Crown court on Wednesday, March 8.

Moore was released on unconditional bail.
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Re: Nightclub door staff found drugs on student

Postby noise stopper » 23 Feb 2012, 17:33

A student found with cannabis and valium? sounds like most of my year frankly, surely Student found with drugs, door staff not surprised at all!
It takes more than good intentions and a big bloke on the door.
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