COVID FINES FOR 3 PALS OUT DRIVING TO BUY CANNABIS


3 Islanders have each been handed £200 fines after being caught late night shopping by the Police.

The trio, all from different households but travelling in the same white Fiat Punto Evo, were stopped by officers last night (Friday) and found to be in breach of COVID restrictions.

If breaching the lockdown rules wasn’t bad enough… it was soon discovered that the friends were out to purchase cannabis – a Class B drug. Police have issued a reminder that shopping for cannabis is not a reason to leave your home during a national lockdown.

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As well as the health regualation breach fines, 1 of the males was dealt with for possession of a controlled drug.

Hampshire Constabulary are reminding Islanders to make sure your travel is essential and lawful.

Island Echo