Grantham court: Drug user in court on crutches

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A man appeared in court on crutches accused of possessing more than 27 grams of the drug MCAT.

Alexander Peter Law, 33, of Ravenstonedale, Kirby Stephen, Cumbria, admitted possessing Methylmethcathinone at Grantham Police Station on October 14 last year.

Prosecuting, Shelley Wilson told the court that police were on patrol on the A15 near Cranwell at 2.20am when they stopped a Toyota Landcruiser and found Law in the front passenger seat.

They found he was subject to a crown court order to stay and sleep at his address in Cumbria. So Law was arrested and taken to Grantham police station.

Mrs Wilson said at the station a quantity of drugs fell from Law’s trouser leg and an empty tobacco pouch was found in his underpants. Some of the drug was also found in the police car.

The court was told that it was “quite a significantly large amount” of the drug that was found which was worth between £200 and £250.

Law was still on bail to attend crown court in Cumbria on charges reltaing to intending to supply drugs.

Defending, Giles Tyas said Law had told police he would use about one gram of the drug each night.

He said “Mr Law says it was for personal use and it would have lasted about a week. He has been a prolific user of class A drugs.”

Mr Tyas said Law was being treated for drug use and was making progress. He said Law was on crutches because he had been involved in an abseiling accident.

The magistrates ordered a probation report and adjourned the case to Carlisle court.

Law was given unconditional bail.