British Army commando, 31, who sold drugs on Snapchat is jailed and dismissed ...

British Army commando, 31, who sold drugs on Snapchat is jailed and dismissed ...
British Army commando, 31, who sold drugs on Snapchat is jailed and dismissed ...

A British Army commando has been jailed after selling strong painkillers used for cancer treatment on Snapchat.

Lance Bombardier Ellis Mallett became ‘addicted’ to class A opioid Oxycodone after an ex-girlfriend first gave them to him four years ago to help cope with a foot injury, a court martial heard.

But the 31 year old had continued to ‘self-medicate’ with the drug in order to cope with service life.

Lance Bombardier Ellis Mallett (pictured), 31, was sentenced to 18 months in a military corrective training centre, in Essex, after selling strong painkillers used for cancer treatment on Snapchat

Lance Bombardier Ellis Mallett (pictured), 31, was sentenced to 18 months in a military corrective training centre, in Essex, after selling strong painkillers used for cancer treatment on Snapchat

Mallett became 'addicted' to class A opioid Oxycodone after an ex-girlfriend gave it to him to help him cope with a foot injury, a court martial heard. The 31-year-old continued to 'self-medicate' with the drug in order to cope with service life

Mallett became 'addicted' to class A opioid Oxycodone after an ex-girlfriend gave it to him to help him cope with a foot injury, a court martial heard. The 31-year-old continued to 'self-medicate' with the drug in order to cope with service life

A Snapchat message offering the drugs for £50 was seen by a corporal who reported it to superiors, with a small amount of cocaine also being found later in his car.

He was also caught selling a licensed drug for treating erectile dysfunction.

Lance Bombardier Mallett, of the 29th Commando Regiment Royal Artillery based in Plymouth, Devon, pleaded guilty to three charges: possessing cocaine, offering to supply a controlled class a drug and offering to supply a pharmacy only drug without a licence.

He was sentenced to 18 months in a military corrective training centre in Colchester, Essex, and dismissed from the military.

Mallett, of the 29th Commando Regiment Royal Artillery based in Plymouth, Devon, pleaded guilty to three charges: possessing cocaine, offering to supply a controlled class a drug and offering to supply a pharmacy only drug without a licence

Mallett, of the 29th Commando Regiment Royal Artillery based in Plymouth, Devon, pleaded guilty to three charges: possessing cocaine, offering to supply a controlled class a drug and offering to supply a pharmacy only drug without a licence

A photo of 'tablets' sent by Mallett to a select group of people on Snapchat was captioned 'Oxy 56 for £50'. Matthew Poulson, prosecuting, said the message was passed up the chain of command, leading to an investigation

A photo of 'tablets' sent by Mallett to a select group of people on Snapchat was captioned 'Oxy 56 for £50'. Matthew Poulson, prosecuting, said the message was passed up the chain of command, leading to an investigation

Bulford Military Court, Wiltshire, heard that on September 11 last year Lance Bombardier

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