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Guernsey Border Agency Media Release - Imprisonment for the Importation of Class A and B Controlled Drugs

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Wednesday 03 April 2013

Edward Paul Bollom, a 31 year old non-local man appeared before the Guernsey Royal Court yesterday where he entered a guilty plea to the charges of importation of Cannabis Resin, Herbal Cannabis, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), 2-(4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)ethylamine (2C-B) and Mescaline. This importation of Class A and Class B controlled drugs had a potential local resale value of between £2040.40 and £2550.50.

On 3 December 2012,officers of the Guernsey Border Agency stopped Bollom upon his arrival from Poole. Bollom initially stated that he did not have anything to declare however a drug detector dog indicated the presence of controlled drugs in his vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle identified both Cannabis resin and herbal Cannabis concealed within a bag of coffee and placed inside a pillow. Bollom was then arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the importation of a controlled drug.

When asked if there were any other drugs in the vehicle Bollom admitted that there was a package underneath the front seat. Officers subsequently identified Herbal Cannabis, Lysergide (LSD) in the form of small serrated squares, 2C-B tablets and Mescaline concealed within a brown jiffy bag.

In subsequent interviews Bollom maintained a 'no comment' stance to all questions put to him.

Bollom was sentenced to 18 months custodial sentence.

LSD, 2C-B and Mescaline are exceptionally strong hallucinogenic substances and all of them are classified as Class A controlled drugs in Guernsey. There is no legitimate reason for the possession of such substances and their use can have unpredictable side effects including acute psychotic episodes.

Law Enforcement are always grateful of any assistance given by the public in identifying any persons involved in importing or supplying controlled drugs in the Bailiwick. Information can be given by contacting the Confidential Drugline on 0800 318 318.

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