Woman smashed screen in drug row


A drug addict who was denied access to prescribed methadone at an NHS unit went berserk throwing desks and smashing a safety screen.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard last Monday how Lucy Brown, 29, of Hawthorne Street, Chesterfield, was told at the NHS Bayheath House she could not have unsupervised access to the medication.

Becky Allsop, prosecuting, said Brown abused a staff member at Bayheath House before throwing over two tables and ramming one into a safety screen four or five times. Brown pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage valued at £250 after the incident on December 23.

John Wilford, defending, said Brown’s prescription had to be supervised and she was frustrated because she was planning to travel to Wales to be with her father after her step-mother had died.

Magistrates adjourned the case until January 23 for sentencing.