Grantham court: Drugs found in family home

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The court heard how police issued a search warrant on a family home and discovered MCat and cannabis.

At 8.40am on January 23, officers attended a property on Sycamore Court, Grantham, and arrested 31-year-old Martin Hart, now of Queensway, Grantham, for possession of the two class B drugs.

He was at the address with his partner and teenage son, and was taken to Grantham police station where he said that the 13.65 grams of MCat and 2.6 grams of cannabis were for his own personal use.

Prosecutor Marie Stace added that Hart currently doesn’t receive any benefits but instead relies on compensation following an accident at work.

After his client pleaded guilty to both possession offences, Stuart Wild informed magistrates that Hart is a recreational user who had started on cannabis but had recently fallen into a cycle of using MCat.

Mr Wild said the MCat discovered at the property had an approximate street value of £100, and the cannabis around £25.

He outlined how since his arrest, Hart had ‘taken himself off the estate where use of class B drugs is rife’ and moved to his sister’s home on Queensway.

Mr Wild added that the defendant had also applied for work and was due to come off benefit sanctions.

Hart was fined £75 for the two offences, and must pay prosecution costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20.