A CHESTERFIELD man was caught with drugs when he was arrested for breaching a restraining order.
Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard this month how Shane Sales was searched in the custody suite at Chesterfield police station.
Sherall Pickford, prosecuting, told town magistrates that a small bag containing white powder was found.
It was sent for analysis after the drugs offence and breach arrest in July and it was found to be an illegal stimulant popularly known as M-Cat.
Ms Pickford said: “Sales said he picked it up in a pub toilet and didn’t know what he was going to do with it and he was drunk at the time.”
Sales, 39, of Stanley Street, Spital, admitted possessing drugs.
He was sentenced in August for breaching the restraining order and was given a suspended prison sentence for that offence.
His solicitor Annette Thomas said prosecution concerning the drugs offence had been delayed by the analysis procedure.
Deputy District Judge Andrew Davison imposed a four-week jail term, suspended for six months, to run concurrently with the existing suspended sentence. He ordered that the M-Cat be forfeited and destroyed.