Found with syringe in hand

POLICE found Vittoriano Jesus Maceiras Filgueiras slumped in his car with a shoelace around his bicep and a syringe in his hand, magistrates have heard.

Boston Magistrates’ Court was told on Wednesday that officers received reports of a man using the syringe and found Filgueiras in his vehicle at Hammond Beck.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, said: “As he got out of the vehicle the syringe dropped to the floor.

“A tub was found containing syringes, spoons, a blow torch, a bag containing white powder, later found to be amphetimine, and a cannabis grinder with traces of the herb inside. He said the drugs were for his own personal use.”

Filgueiras, 41, of Sidney Street, Boston, admitted possession of two class B drugs on March 3.

Philippa Chatterton, representing, said after a period in custody, Filgueiras remained drug free until six months ago when he got involved with previous associates and began using again.

“His addiction and use spiralled and he seeks assistance form the court,” she said.

Magistrates handed down a community order until March 2012.

There was a drug rehabilitation requirement imposed with reviews every month for six months.

He was fined £85.

Magistrates also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.