A pharmacist caught selling drugs, including prescription
drugs, from a North Shore rental property has been sentenced
to home detention.
Samer Dabous, 33, was sentenced in Auckland District Court
today on charges of possessing to sell Class B drugs.
Judge Claire Ryan said Dabous should have known better than
to take the drugs easily available in his position as a
pharmacist then illegally sell them.
Dabous's landlord became aware of a smell coming from the
property and a police search turned up the drugs on December
Dabous was found to be selling morphine, ritalin, diazepam
and cannabis to friends.
He was sentenced to 10 months' home detention, to be served
Dabous was suspended from practice in March 2012 and faces
further penalty from the Pharmacy Council.