Teaspoon of amphetamine leads to community order

A BOSTON man who was caught with a teaspoon of amphetamine in his home has been given a 12-month community order and ordered to undertake an addiction course.

Boston Magistrates’ Court was told on Wednesday that Nathan Minto, of Chapel Passage, was caught with a small amount of the class B drug when police raided his flat in May.

He admitted it was his and used for personal use.

Liz Hart, defending, said: “It was a minute amount of amphetamine. It was absolutely miniscule. The report said it was two grams, which also included the weight of the spoon. It was a tiny amount. “

A probation report showed that Mr Minto had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, and Ms Hart said the 30-year-old had admitted he needed help.

Chairman of the magistrates Gareth Evans said: “We accept that some further and robust assistance to you is required so we are going to deal with that as a community order. Hopefully that will give you some support and send things in a better direction for you.”

He was also ordered to undertake a course with Addaction within the next seven months,

Mr Minto was also charged with breaching the conditions of a community order for a previous offence, after breaking a curfew by leaving the house four nights in a row. For this magistrates sentenced him to a one month residence condition.