Thorne MCAT dealer avoids jail sentence

COURT: Court Case
COURT: Court Case

A Thorne man who was caught with MCAT and a knuckleduster during a random police search has avoided jail.

Jordan Morris, of Alwyn Road, was pulled over during a random vehicle check in August 2012, Sheffield Crown Court heard.

Officers smelt cannabis and the 21-year-old was told to get out of his car while they made a search.

Neil Coxon, prosecuting, said: “Inside that vehicle was a small grinder, bags, £325 in money and two packets containing a chrystaline substance which was subsequently analysed and found to be methylmethcathinone or MCAT.

“In total there was just short of a gram and that has a valuation of between £10 and £30 per gram.

“In addition, police found a knuckleduster. As a consequence of these items being found, the defendant was arrested, he was taken into custody and his home was searched. Weighing scales, two mobile phones, a grinder and bags containing more MCAT were recovered.”

He continued: “His mobile phones were analysed and they had messages which are consistent with dealing.”

Morris pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of MCAT and cannabis and possessing an offensive weapon.

Sarah Smith, defending, said: “The defendant is of a relatively young age and he is currently seeking employment. He has taken voluntary work.”

Morris was given an eight month suspended jail term and 180 hours’ unpaid work.