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Husband ‘had drugs for death bid’
9:12am Thursday 25th October 2012 in News
A husband left devastated by the end of his marriage was caught with Class A drugs which he bought to try and kill himself, a court heard.
Lubos Filek, of Reginald Terrace, Selby, 33, was pulled over by police at about 9pm on June 18, who found eight unlabelled bottles, which were later found to contain methadone.
Sandra White, prosecuting, told the court Filek told police in interview he had given someone a lift from York to Selby, and they must have had the drugs, worth between £20 and £40, in his car.
Keith Haggerty, for Filek, told the court Filek’s 12-year marriage had broken down prior to the incident, five years after he came to the UK with his wife and 12-year-old son.
He said the family lived an “absolutely normal life”, but “could not cope with the stress” after claiming his wife had had an affair, and “it was so difficult for him that he went out to try to find something with which to end his life”.
Mr Haggerty said: “He still had the emotional problems of dealing with his wife’s infidelity, he was still unable to cope with the distress and unfortunately went back to obtaining drugs and started using heroin.
“Between then and now, he has voluntarily contacted Compass, and I am told he has attended every appointment he has been given because he needs to get control of his new drug use.”
Magistrate Angela Lewis told Filek: “We could have given you a custodial sentence, but we do not believe that will benefit anybody. As this is a first offence, and as you now appear to be getting your life back in order, we are going to fine you.”
Filek, who pleaded guilty to possession of a Class A drug, was fined £220, and ordered to pay costs of £85 and a £15 victim surcharge.