Nine months suspended for drugs charges

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A teenager was found with M-Cat after he was stopped and searched in Boston, a court has been told.

Louison Welberry-Thoron attracted the attention of police after he was seen acting suspiciously in Tower Gardens in the town.

Christopher Geeson, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that Welberry-Thoron was described as shaking and sweating when officers spoke to him but denied he had any drugs on him.

He was then searched and officers found 10 wraps of M-Cat inside a purse.

More drugs were found at his home and when his mobile phone was checked messages were found indicating he had been involved in the supply of both cannabis and M-Cat.

Welberry-Thoron, 19, of Church Lane, Boston, admitted charges of offering to supply M-Cat and cannabis between April 1 and July 18 2014. He also admitted possession of M-Cat.

On Friday, he was given a nine month custodial sentence suspended for 12 months with 200 hours of unpaid work.

Neil Sands, defending, said Welberry-Thoron was only 17 when he committed the offences and described him as ‘foolish’.

He told the court that his client had no previous convictions and added: “Since this he has made significant efforts to move away from that pattern of behaviour.”

Judge Michael Heath, passing sentence, told him: “Because of your age at the time you committed these offences and the fact that you have never been in trouble before or since I can suspend the inevitable custodial sentence.”