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.

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dot
7 months ago

name and shame them

BigBoi
BigBoi
Reply to  dot
7 months ago

For the COVID or Weed?

Y.I-Man
Y.I-Man
Reply to  dot
7 months ago

Shame? This sort would be ‘ashamed’ if they never indulged.

Sadly such a comment shows the naivety of many concerning the underclass now.

Y.I-Man
Y.I-Man
Reply to  dot
7 months ago

This sort would be ‘ashamed’ if they NEVER indulged. Sadly such a comment shows the naivety of many concerning the underclass now. Not being insulting, but many don’t know how these people live now. Often they live in a fully state funded rental property, and have full council tax payed. They often have several children, often scattered in a couple of house holds, all claiming state aid and housing costs. They deal to make extra undeclared cash, and many grow earning around 10k+ in an average loft. They claim for all their children, speed around in fast cars, yet plead poverty that they can’t feed their children. And the gullible fall for such despite all ready paying or subsidising ‘their’ share of their council tax, rent, free health and dental treatment, costly schooling for their numerous ADHD offspring and the several households containing them and their ‘muvers’. These gullible then… Read more »

Hahaha
Hahaha
Reply to  Y.I-Man
7 months ago

You sound bitter maybe mind your own business and you’ll find you’ll have precious more time in your life to be happy than sat wasting your time writing your opinions on others

Dog.Pawl
Dog.Pawl
Reply to  Hahaha
7 months ago

Man, sounds like he got it right as the truth hurts.

Beach Comber
Beach Comber
Reply to  Y.I-Man
7 months ago

You have the situation summed up perfectly in your post, well done. Though some families, given they are the minority, are genuinely struggling and need help from the government. MANY as you state, have numerous children from different fathers and play the ‘povity I have no money’ card too damn quickly knowing full well they will get benefits thrown at them from every angle. This is wrong. They then breed the next generation of spongers and so on. If you want something, you must work for it and don’t break the law getting it. Simple.

Stephen63
Stephen63
Reply to  dot
7 months ago

The Police are clearly not that bothered about drug crime as they are over Covid breaches . Otherwise they would at least have followed it up as a lead to a drug dealer.
To what address were the going to to buy the cannerbis ?

Hahaaaa!
Hahaaaa!
7 months ago

There was no weed for there journey

Pcw
Pcw
Reply to  Hahaaaa!
7 months ago

their

Hahaaaa!
Hahaaaa!
Reply to  Pcw
7 months ago

Thank you!

VentnorRichard
VentnorRichard
Reply to  Hahaaaa!
7 months ago

You have learnt some very basic English this day. Well done.

Sally
Sally
Reply to  VentnorRichard
7 months ago

Burned

Miss sensible
Miss sensible
7 months ago

Shame it wasn’t Monday fine would be £800 !!!!!
That would keep them @ home .

Pablo
Pablo
7 months ago

Expensive trip

Level Phil
Level Phil
7 months ago

Have these guys never heard of home delivery?

Sally
Sally
Reply to  Level Phil
7 months ago

Let’s go my guy Phil

CharlesW
CharlesW
7 months ago

Fines not enough, everywhere you go you smell the old ‘wacky baccy’.

BigBoi
BigBoi
Reply to  CharlesW
7 months ago

The fine was for COVID breach not for the Weed, Grow up mate haha

Donald
Donald
Reply to  CharlesW
7 months ago

Agreed ‘Big Boi’ but true about the smell of the stuff, I have no idea why those that smoke it on the streets do not realize this !! One chap was walking towards me, trying to make it like smoking a norm ciggy. but smelt it before he got to me, so I said ‘Home Grown’ He looked puzzled , then looked at the joint, as if how did I know he was smoking a joint… Makes me wonder, do these people think we are all stupid ? Before you hassle me, I was going to pick up medicine for my ill friend, whom is in my bubble.. Unknown where the joint guy was coming or going to/from…

That weed is called ‘SKUNK’ for a good reason…

Steve
Steve
Reply to  CharlesW
7 months ago

Yes, send people to jail for consuming a plant that’s far less dangerous than alcohol.

J D
J D
Reply to  Steve
7 months ago

They havnt been sent to jail, they have been fined for breaching covid regulations as they should be.
The plant is illegal. Like it or not, thats the way it is.
As for relative danger compared to alcohol, i suggest you do a google search and find some factual information. The drug is more dangerous to mental health, causes memory loss, and the effects are long lasting, unlike alcohol.

Anon
Anon
Reply to  J D
7 months ago

It is definitely not anywhere near like the long lasting toxic effects of alcohol and is much more harmless and has been proven by people, scientists and more everywhere of the health BENEFITS as well as decreasing inflammation on the LUNGS AND CHEST and also helps with COVID. But no that’s exactly why there’s a medicinal cannabis farm on the isle of wight and that’s why there’s so many people who use it medically, and you can get a cannacard in the UK, because no one has ever died because of cannabis but drinking? Throw up and your parylitic and can’t move? Choked and dead. Nah yeah cannabis is lethal man.. I suggest YOU do a Google search and stop with your old fashioned, out-dated, clearly and obviously incorrect news. Sincerely – fattest toker.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  J D
7 months ago

Alcohol, being a highly toxic substance that damages every organ in the body, literally causes brain damage and dementia. There is no evidence of permanent adverse cognitive effects of cannabis. Abstinence can reverse motivation issues that can occur with chronic heavy use. Alcohol is overall more damaging to physical and mental health.
‘like it or not, that’s the way it is’. Wow, really logical argument there. In places where it has been legalised, overall drugs related harm has decreased, largely because of drug substitution- i.e. a certain percentage of consumers choosing cannabis instead of the far more dangerous toxin called alcohol.

J D
J D
Reply to  Steve
7 months ago

There is evidence that cannabis is more dangerous. Lots.
Don’t believe everything you read, and make sure you read everything you can. you are clearly massively misinformed.

Terry
Terry
7 months ago

No doubt for some, that is essential shopping.

Old bean
Old bean
7 months ago

So much dealing going on black car with 2 white stripes on back was selling drugs from passengers window in totland other day low life scum

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Old bean
7 months ago

Blank range rover in Ryde with green led strips, music banging and jumping traffic lights. Zooms up a road, comes back 5 minutes later. Zooms up different road, comes back 5 minutes later. Either buying a lot of weed or more likely selling…..

BigBoi
BigBoi
Reply to  Old bean
7 months ago

Really? scum for selling Weed, Wanna grow up you do!

Beach Comber
Beach Comber
Reply to  BigBoi
7 months ago

Like Old Bean said, scum. It can cause paranoid behaviour which then leads to some people breaking the law and then the police get involved. Haven’t they got enough to do trying to contain all the non compliant COVID rule breaking IDIOTS who think it’s ok to be out and about doing what they want???? It’s you that needs to grow up and engage your brain…..

Last edited 7 months ago by Beach Comber
Steve
Steve
Reply to  Beach Comber
7 months ago

You clearly need to engage your brain. The link between alcohol and law breaking overwhelms every other substance. As evidence from where it has been legalised shows, increased cannabis consumption results in less social harm because a certain percentage of people choose it over the more dangerous drug known as alcohol.

Webby
Webby
Reply to  Old bean
7 months ago

You must be a customer to know what they was doing

Rin Tin Tin
Rin Tin Tin
Reply to  Webby
7 months ago

Were doing.

sorry irresistible now everyone can hate me too.

John Doe
John Doe
7 months ago

They must have been pretty stoned to tell the police that the reason they were out was to score some weed…funniest echo story for a while hahahaha

Banner
Banner
7 months ago

Send then to the back of the queue when it’s vaccine time.

Gullible Islander
Gullible Islander
7 months ago

Dont just fine these people, take their vehicle away as well.
Customs have the power to confiscate so why don’t the police.

Yair
Yair
7 months ago

No, but going to a garden centre is ! Illogical.

Tom
Tom
Reply to  Yair
7 months ago

very true. DIY and garden centers should be trade only.

Joe Bloggs
Joe Bloggs
Reply to  Tom
7 months ago

Yes and have even more problems with mental health.

Smithy
Smithy
Reply to  Tom
7 months ago

Some essential things are purchased from diy shops you know! What if you have plumbing problems etc. We can’t all afford to get someone in to fix things!

Beach Comber
Beach Comber
Reply to  Yair
7 months ago

To the best of my knowledge, Garden Centres don’t sell weed…. I was being sarcastic. So how going to garden centre is wrong? So long as everyone is wearing a mask and socially distancing where is the harm???????

Lloyd Black's
Lloyd Black's
7 months ago

The currency of the underclass. Joke is, many are growing in state assisted properties.

Dog.Pawl
Dog.Pawl
Reply to  Lloyd Black's
7 months ago

Sure are growing, use growing tents, extractor fans and heat lamps. Many go to great lengths to hide such locations some underground in cellars etc, the lower elements use their council house lofts etc often cutting out the wooden support beams to fit the tent into modern, cramped lofts. The older council properties have chimneys whereby they put in an extractor fan to take the odour out of the chimney to avoid easy public awareness. Others like teach, use a garage and is easy to suss despite using a tent inside such. Report them all, for they are getting paid by the state to breed, and be housed, and then earn thousands tax free by growing, and most are vile beings, breeding more vile future beings. End the cycle of drugs crime, for if YOUR loved one gets involved in a car accident due to a drugged driver you may… Read more »

IOW Frank
IOW Frank
Reply to  Dog.Pawl
7 months ago

you seem to have a lot of knowledge on this subject.

IOW Frank
IOW Frank
7 months ago

fair enough but just checked on iow cctv ,appley is busy no masks,dogs crapping everywhere,1 rule for some .

Dog.Pawl
Dog.Pawl
Reply to  IOW Frank
7 months ago

Some people would rather have ‘crap’ on the beach in Winter, than have ‘crap’ live next door to them who deal in drugs, and drive whilst consuming some of their wares.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Dog.Pawl
7 months ago

Yeah, because driving while consuming the much more dangerous drug known as alcohol is totally fine. Clown.

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Dog.Pawl
7 months ago

Yeah, because driving while consuming the much more dangerous drug known as alcohol is totally fine.

J D
J D
Reply to  Steve
7 months ago

wow.
so because drink driving is bad, you make the argument that drug driving is not bad?
deluded.

IOW Frank
IOW Frank
Reply to  Dog.Pawl
7 months ago

Topic is covid,should not be crap any time of year since this started got worse seen people put in bag then chuck in hedge so will not dissolve,should dna all dogs and fine irresponsible owners,what not want to be your neighbour if you let your defecate dog defecate everywhere.

freeloaders
freeloaders
7 months ago

essential shopping trip

booze
baccy
botanicals

and probably some eleccy, gas and miccy meals.

Beach Comber
Beach Comber
Reply to  freeloaders
7 months ago

You are what is wrong with many in this modern day society. You have your priorities all wrong. Fool….

Beach Comber
Beach Comber
7 months ago

Too right. Good stop for the police. Are some people so thick they just don’t understand the rules OR they just don’t care and think they can do what they like????

TKSENSE
TKSENSE
7 months ago

I must ask! whats the point! These guys are minding their own business and not hurting anyone! Cannabis is legal now in loads of countries yet we in UK keep dragging our heals over making it legal! and as for breaking Covid rules! I suggest you pop down the beach and check the hundreds of people breaking the so called Covid Rules then leave the youngsters alone its boring enough for them!

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