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NHS doctor avoids jail for importing illegal drugs “in order to cope with A&E”

An NHS doctor who smuggled party drugs into Britain has escaped jail after he claimed he bought them to cope with the ‘stress’ of working in a hospital A&E unit.

Michael Condon, 40, was once convicted of possessing heroin but was appointed as a consultant at a hospital emergency unit after insisting he was clean, Bolton Crown Court heard.

Last year Condon’s house was raided after he used the dark web to import the amphetamine related designer drugs Alpha PHP, Methylone powder and the psychoactive substance Flurohenmetrazine from an online company based in Amsterdam.

Parcels addressed to the doctor’s home in Bolton, Greater Manchester were intercepted by border officials, revealing multiple packets containing 26g of Class B drugs worth around £100.

Read more in the Daily Mail.

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