Worksop: Man found with MCAT in Cornerhouse pub cubicles, court hears

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A Worksop man was found in possession of Class B drugs in a town pub, a court heard.

Dale Richardson, 23, of Forrests Yard, pleaded guilty two drug offences at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 5th March.

The court heard that staff at the Cornerhouse were carrying out routine checks at around 1.30am on 3rd January 2015.

The employees found Richardson in one of the cubicles with a small clear bag which contained white powder.

Police were called and officers asked him if he had anything else on him and he produced another substance from his pocket.

One packet contained a quantity of amphetamine and the second had 0.15g of MCAT.

In mitigation, it was said that Richardson made ‘full and frank admissions’ in police interview.

Richardson, who lives with his girlfriend, said that he had been celebrating the New Year with his friends ‘quite a lot’ but had no intention of living a life with drugs.

His last appearance before the courts was in April 2013.

The former Solway Foods employee ‘fully co-operated with police’ and handed over the second amount of drugs when in fact he had not been arrested at that point.

The magistrates fined Richardson £300 and ordered him to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £85 costs.