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William Evans in King’s Lynn court after being caught with diazepam





A 21-year-old was found “out of it” by police during a search which revealed he had taken diazepam.

William Evans, of Church Road in Tilney St Lawrence, appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday charged with possession of a Class C drug.

He pleaded guilty following a police visit to his home on April 14 which uncovered the offence.

William Evans appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday after being caught with diazepam
William Evans appeared at Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday after being caught with diazepam

Crown prosecutor Holly Postle told magistrates that when officers attended the address, Evans was asleep on a bed. Next to him, they found a black packet containing 71 diazepam tablets.

Mitigating, Andrew Cogan said that Evans – who had one previous conviction, for drug-driving in 2022 – has realised he will need to contact a GP if he wishes to use diazepam in the future.

“Having taken some of this diazepam, he is clearly out of it to a degree – and then the police arrive,” the solicitor said.

“The good thing about it, sir, is that he has learned his lesson and has not done it again – and will not do it again in the future.”

Magistrates, led by Paul Redhead, fined Evans £145 for his offence, and also told him to pay a £58 victim surcharge and £145 in legal costs.

An order was also made for the forfeiture and destruction of the drugs.



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