M-cat dealer in Hull sentenced to 12 months in prison
An M-cat dealer has been sentenced to 12 months in prison at Hull Crown Court today.
Phineas Float, 19, of no fixed abode, was arrested by police on Saturday September 15 in The Sugar Mill nightclub in Hull, after door staff discovered he had 33 bags of mephedrone, or M-cat, in his posession.
He pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply a Class B controlled drug and failure to provide a sample for Class A drugs in September and was sentenced today.
Chief Inspector Dave Houchin of Humberside Police said: "The sentencing of Mr Float is a great result for Humberside Police and the people of Hull. It shows that we take offences such as this very seriously and will do all we can to bring offenders to justice
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“I would like to reassure the people of Hull that the current increase in the number of reported incidents involving MCAT is being investigated robustly by Humberside Police and we have dedicated resources to tackle the issue.
“We are currently working with a number of partner agencies to raise awareness of the effects of MCAT as our top priorities are public safety and reducing crime
“MCAT appears to be the drug of choice at the moment. We have noted that MCAT is an aggravating factor in offences such as Public Order and violent crime. In that people who have taken it and similar substances are sometimes in a heightened and more aggressive state.
“The police are dedicated to tackling crime and I would continue to ask people to be our eyes and ears and report any offences involving MCAT to police so that we can take the appropriate action and reduce the number of offences