FRAUDULENT: Durogesic Fentanlyl is prescribed for chronic pain management.
FRAUDULENT: Durogesic Fentanlyl is prescribed for chronic pain management. Rebecca Danslow GLADRUG

Parole for dealer involved in new drug offence trend

A 45-year-old man was yesterday found guilty over his involvement in a new trend of drug offence that came to light in the region last month.

David John Jollow appeared in the Gladstone Magistrates Court yesterday on charges relating to fraudulently obtaining and selling Durogesic Fentanlyl patches.

The court heard the defendant used fraudulent doctor referral letters to obtain scripts for the medication, which is generally used to treat acute pain.

The court heard Jollow had scripts filled at a Rockhampton Pharmacy in February and March.

He then sold one batch of the medication for $800 and another for $300.

Jollow was placed on probation for 18 months and sentenced to four months imprisonment, wholly suspended.