TWO Kelty men tried to obtain diazepam in a scam which involved stealing a prescription form from the local health centre.

The blank sheet was then filled in to show one of them was entitled to receive the drugs.

However, the efforts of Kerr McCarron and Ryan Mercer were unsuccessful and landed them in the dock for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Ryan Mercer, 28, of Main Street, admitted that on December 22, 2017 at Kelty Health Centre, Main Street, he stole a blank medical prescription.

Mercer and McCarron, 27, of Keltyhill Avenue, both admitted that on the same day at Dears Pharmacy, Main Street, they uttered as genuine a stolen prescription which had been altered to falsely show that McCarron was entitled to receive prescribed medicine, namely diazepam.

Depute fiscal, Alistair McDermid, said: “They attempted to use a blank prescription to obtain medication but were not successful in that endeavour.”

McCarron’s defence solicitor, Roshni Joshi, said her client had described his actions as “daft” and “stupid”.

Sheriff Craig McSherry imposed a community order on Mercer with 100 hours of unpaid work. McCarron was put a two-month restriction of liberty order.