Court in Moray: Buckie ex-serviceman caused £400 of damage to neighbours flat during cocaine fuelled psychosis
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A BUCKIE ex-serviceman who damaged his neighbours flat in a cocaine fuelled psychosis has been sentenced to community service.
Elgin Sheriff Court heard that Peter Powrie (40) had ingested a large quantity of cocaine during the early hours of June 23 this year, but things took a turn for the worst at 1am when he had a fit due to the drugs. An hour later at 2.30am, Powrie, whose address was given as Baron Street, Buckie began to get angry, in what Defence Solicitor Iain Maltman described as a "psychosis".
The 40-year-old then smashed a mirror in his own flat, before leaving to kick at the glass panels of a door in the common area. He then moved to his neighbours flat, where he repeatedly punched at their windows causing them to smash. Powrie plead guilty to the property damage, with an estimated cost of approximately £400.
Defence Solicitor Iain Maltman said that Powrie, who served in the army, had long-standing issues with drugs and alcohol.
He added that the man had already experienced significant repercussions as a result of the incident, including a five hour emergency surgery to repair the tendons in his hand – which medical professionals explained had been "degloved" as a result of repeatedly punching the windows.
Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood sentenced Powrie to a community payback order of two years supervision and 80 hours of unpaid work, as a direct alternative to custody.