Cleethorpes man locked up for supplying M-Cat drug to friends
DRUG dealer Joshua Thompson has been locked up for a year at Grimsby Crown Court after supplying M-Cat to friends and others.
Thompson, 20, of Elm Road, Cleethorpes, admitted supplying M-Cat between November 1 last year and February 20 this year and possessing the drug with intent to supply on February 20.
The court heard that Thompson was stopped in a car in Cromwell Road, Grimsby, and M-Cat was found in a deodorant can.
Other items containing the drug were found in a bag and more drugs were discovered in the boot.
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Thompson claimed he supplied M-Cat – also called mephedrone – mainly to friends but other people were put in contact with him by friends.
He had shown remorse and was disgusted with his behaviour, the court heard. He had been a heavy M-Cat user himself.
As reported, the Grimsby Telegraph launched an awareness campaign to highlight the dangers of M-Cat and to alert families of the toll it takes on young people.
Since June, the M-Cat: Do You Know Enough? campaign has attracted widespread support, reported on a number of court cases, and has highlighted the experiences of former users and dealers about the devastating effects of this easy-to-get-hold-of drug.
As reported, seven out of the ten secondary schools in the area said they are "aware" of pupils using the drug, which costs sometimes just £4.50 a gram.
We are currently talking to politicians about the campaign – keep checking your Grimsby Telegraph for updates.