Man took drugs to lose weight

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BOLTON magistrates have given a conditional discharge to a man who claimed he was using amphetamines in a bid to lose weight.

Jonathan Boardman, aged 38, of Moss Bank Way, Bolton, was searched by police in the early hours of January 13, and they found a small amount of cannabis on him.

A further search of his home revealed a small amount of amphetamine, worth £35.

Shazia Aslam, prosecuting, told the court Boardman told officers the cannabis belonged to his son and his own amphetamines were used once a month.

Adam Whittaker, defending, said Boardman had been foolishly been told by someone that taking the drug would give him energy to do exercise and lose weight.

Boardman, who pleaded guilty, told magistrates, “I am sorry for what I have done. I understand it’s unacceptable and a silly thing to do.”

As well as sentencing him to a conditional discharge for 12 months, magistrates ordered Boardman to pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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1:38pm Wed 30 Jan 13

BWFC1988 says...

Are the jury really that naive?
Are the jury really that naive? BWFC1988
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2:13pm Wed 30 Jan 13

boltonnut says...

What a crock of sh!te,I suppose his son is a big fat sod too.Get ajob and go on a die.t
What a crock of sh!te,I suppose his son is a big fat sod too.Get ajob and go on a die.t boltonnut
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7:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Citizen Cane says...

Yeah - it's real : I only need that half kilo of crack to treat my manic depression...or I take LSD to really engage with my Bolton University degree in creativity : the lectures are non-existent so you've got to get inspiration elsewhere.

Any old judge and jury will buy that
Yeah - it's real : I only need that half kilo of crack to treat my manic depression...or I take LSD to really engage with my Bolton University degree in creativity : the lectures are non-existent so you've got to get inspiration elsewhere. Any old judge and jury will buy that Citizen Cane
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