Woking man jailed after supplying medication resulting in another man's death

A man is facing six months in prison after pleading guilty to supplying morphine and medication to treat anxiety which resulted in the death of a man from Weybridge in July 2022.

A man is facing six months in prison after pleading guilty to supplying morphine and medication to treat anxiety which resulted in the death of a man from Weybridge in July 2022.
A man is facing six months in prison after pleading guilty to supplying morphine and medication to treat anxiety which resulted in the death of a man from Weybridge in July 2022. | PA
A man is facing six months in prison after pleading guilty to supplying morphine and medication to treat anxiety which resulted in the death of a man from Weybridge in July 2022.

Philip Parker, 56, from Woking, was given a total of 24 months in prison, with 18 months to be served as a suspended sentence, when he appeared at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday (11 January). He was also ordered to complete a rehabilitation activity for up to 40 days and given a forfeiture and destruction order in relation to drugs and his mobile phone, say Surrey Police.

Parker was charged with being concerned in the supply of class A and class C substances, including liquid morphine and pregabalin, medication used to treat anxiety and epilepsy, following the death of 30-year-old Daniel Webber-Robinson on 10 July 2022.

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Surrey Police said Mr Webber-Robinson was found slumped outside a house in Seven Hills Road around 8am by a member of the public and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Medication, with Parker’s name clearly visible on the prescription label, was found near his body and in a bag which was next to him.

Parker was arrested on 19 July 2022 and a search of his house uncovered a vast quantity of unused prescription medication, including numerous bottles of unopened morphine and packets of pregabalin. Parker’s GP confirmed that the medication had been lawfully prescribed to him.

During his interview, Parker said he had met Mr Webber-Robinson in New Haw on 9 July 2022 to buy cocaine from him, but when Mr Webber-Robinson got into his car, he stole a bag of prescription medication from the centre console, according to Surrey Police.

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However, downloads of the phones belonging to Parker and Mr Webber-Robinson showed that they had agreed to meet, and Mr Webber-Robinson had been telling other friends that he was buying morphine from a man that he was due to meet.

Text messages also showed that the pair had been making plans to meet that weekend, said Surrey Police.

Detective Constable Izzie Staines, who investigated the case, said: “Parker was selling on medication which had been lawfully prescribed to him for his own gain. Unfortunately, this came at the cost of another man’s life. Supplying any kind of medication to someone to whom it has not been prescribed is dangerous and irresponsible.

“Although today’s result may bring some closure for Mr Webber-Robinson’s family, nothing will ever replace the man they have lost and our condolences continue to remain with them at this very difficult time.”  

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