Sunderland Good Samaritan who carried out CPR when friend fell ill wound up in court after cops found him in possession of illegal drugs
A Sunderland man who carried out CPR on a friend who fell ill was found in possession of illegal drugs by police sent to the scene, a court heard.
Clinton Ruddy, 36, was discovered with amphetamine in his bedroom in General Havelock Road on Tuesday, November 5.
Prosecutor Paul Anderson told South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court: “Police went to speak to him about another matter and in his bedroom they find a white substance.
“He accepts that it was for his own personal use, but wouldn’t say where it came from.”
Ian Martin, defending, said: “The defendant was with friends when someone fell ill. The defendant administered CPR.
“He’s a man with significant mental health issues and he has to take a cocktail of medicines, they are all strong tablets.
“He’s bridged the gap himself by using this substitute.”
He pleaded guilty to possessing a Class B drug and was handed a six-month conditional discharge.