UK – Pharmacists who illegally supplied more than 55 million doses of controlled drugs sentenced

Two pharmacists who sold ‘industrial’ quantities of Class C controlled drugs were yesterday sentenced to two years’ imprisonment each, suspended for 24 months, at Southwark Crown Court following an investigation by the Criminal Enforcement Unit of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority (MHRA).

Having both pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing, Mandip Sidhu (47) of Littleover, Derby was sentenced to two years imprisonment on each of five counts of supplying Class C drugs and four months for forgery, all to run concurrently and suspended for 24 months on the condition that she completes 200 hours of community service for her role in the illegal supply of diazepam, zolpidem and zopiclone.

Nabeil Nasr (42) of Cheadle, Greater Manchester, received a prison sentence of two years for each of two counts of supplying Class C drugs diazepam and zopiclone and one year for each of two counts of wholesale dealing without a wholesale licence, suspended for 24 months, also on the condition that he complete 200 hours community service…