M-Cat drug dealer branded 'a disgrace' by judge
A DJ was labelled a "disgrace" by the crown court judge who sentenced him for dealing M-Cat.
Christopher Wilkinson, 23, of Wisteria Drive, Healing, pleaded guilty to charges of supplying a controlled class B drug and possession of a controlled class B drug, with intent to supply. Both related to mephedrone, known as M-Cat.
Stephen Welch, prosecuting at Grimsby Crown Court, said police stopped a red Honda Civic, being driven by Wilkinson, on the A180 at Great Coates on May 25 last year.
Two ounces of M-Cat was found in the boot , while a bag containing white powder was later tested to be 233g of the same drug.
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Mr Welch also said two sums of cash were recovered, one of £1,680 and one of £35.
He later revealed police officers estimated there was more than £4,000 made from the enterprise. He said proceeds of crime proceedings would be undertaken.
Mr Welch said: "The defendant was interviewed by police and made full and frank admissions of not only being in possession of drugs with intent to supply.
"In connection with his work as a DJ, he had been supplying the drug to friends and people he knew on previous occasions, for small amounts of money."
Mitigating, Andrew Bailey handed Judge Jeremy Richardson QC a letter from Wilkinson's father.
The judge indicated his intention to pass a suspended prison sentence and Mr Bailey said: "I can't do any better than that."
Judge Richardson told Wilkinson he had brought shame on his family.
He said: "This must be a deeply shaming moment for them.
"You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself by bringing this form of degradation on your family.
"You are a disgrace and you ought to know better. Your good name has gone.
"It is, however, important that I keep a sense of proportion about this matter.
"And supplying drugs, even in the small way you were doing, is utterly criminal and utterly unacceptable, warranting a prison sentence."
Judge Richardson said he took into account Wilkinson's early guilty plea, as well as his full admissions to police.
But he said: "Just remember the shame you have brought upon your parents. You truly are a disgrace."
He was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for two years, for each offence.