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£400 fine for man caught snorting Ketamine

26-year-old spotted taking Class B drug on night out

A Douglas man has been fined £400 after being caught snorting Ketamine off his hand.

Dieter Paul Johnson, of Berry Woods Grove, was spotted by police taking the Class B substance on 3 June.

Officers seized 0.3 grams from the 26-year-old, in Villiers Lane in Douglas, after initially suspecting it was cocaine.

Johnson admitted possessing the drug during an appearance at Douglas Courthouse.

His advocate told the court: "This was a foolish decision on a rare night out." 

Magistrates also ordered Johnson to pay £125 in prosecution costs telling him: “I’m sure you know it was an illegal drug.”  

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