A BASINSTOKE man has avoided prison after being sentenced for a number of drug offence charges.

Nathan Gordon, of Michaels Road, on Friday, September 17 had in his possession 83 tablets of Diazepam, a controlled Class C drug with intent to supply.

On the same date, he also had in his possession a quantity of Bromazolam (Xanax) and Tramadol in Basingstoke with the intention to supply.

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During a hearing held at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, November 11 he was sentenced for the offences

Magistrates handed him a 16-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. 

Court costs of £85 and a surcharge fee of £128 must be paid.

He must also complete £200 hours of unpaid work and the drugs will be destroyed.