A shameless drug dealer claiming to be a doctor is offering potentially deadly prescription drugs for sale online.
The dodgy peddler posted on a popular Paisley Facebook group, offering up diazepam and other prescription tablets to shocked members.
Using the name “James Robbinson” the dealer tried to push his illegal product on users of the community-friendly page.
He wrote on the Paisley Legends Revived group claiming he could deliver diazepam, an addictive drug only available on prescription.
His Facebook profile is littered with images of prescription drugs boxes, including diazepam and Xanax and claims to deliver to “all destinations”.
Adding that he could, “render the service of a medical doctor to relief the people from certain trouble with a certain medication called diazepam,”
The post was quickly taken down from the usually good-natured site, but not before disturbed users spotted the outrageous message.
Robbinson, who claims to be from Paisley, took to the site to hawk his illicit stash on Friday morning,with administrations removing it soon after.
Bizarrely his profile, which has 74 friends, shows a number of images that appear to show doctors in white coats working in clinics in Africa.
And, at one point he even states he is part of a research team.
His post on Paisley Legends Revived began with the words “My Paisley people…” before going on to list the supposed benefits of diazepam, which appear to have been lifted direct from wikipedia.
Diazepam is prescribed for patients due to its calming affects and can be used to treat patients with anxiety.
The drug is also known to be used by drug addicts who use it to lessen the affects of a “come down”.
But used in the incorrect dosages it can be both dangerous and addictive.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Should anyone be concerned about potential criminality in their community, please contact local officers via 101.
“Alternatively contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.”
Paisley MSP George Adam said: “I am deeply troubled by the post on the facebook site. Let’s get this straight, the drug that was being offered is a controlled drug which is illegal to supply or receive without a prescription.
“It is good to hear that the administrator for the site removed the post. It can be hard to monitor all aspects of social media, especially a site dedicated to promoting the good and the nagging things about our town.
“This is no place for such posts. Anyone being offered these drugs without good reason, and a consultation from a doctor, should report this to the police. No one should be posting willy-nilly to people who might just fancy taking a controlled drug.
“Medically trained responsible individuals would never offer controlled drugs in such a way. I hope that the full details of this incident are released and investigated.
“I commend the Paisley Daily Express in exposing the dangers that we all face in this electronic age and ensuring that we are all more vigilant in what is posted.”
Paisley Daily Express – 21/3/17 –