Man demanding "stronger" pain killers puts Boorowa hospital in lockdown

Man demanding

Police statements tendered at Young Local Court reveal Boorowa Hospital was put in lockdown after a man demanded "stronger" pain killers.

Jason Andrew Roff, from Kambah, ACT, was charged with stalk/intimidate and behave offensive for swearing and demanding pain relief medication at the Boorowa Hospital emergency department about 3pm on September 15.

The hospital was put in lockdown until police and ambulance officers arrived. He then said he felt fine and discharged himself from the Hospital.

Police arrested him and conveyed him to Yass Police Station, while statements were obtained from hospital staff.

According to police, Roff told them he was "upset for not receiving stronger medication".

He was fined $200 and sentenced by way of a community corrections order for a period of 12 months with a condition to abstain from drugs.