Drug dealer sentenced after being caught with M-Cat in Lincoln

A man caught with a wrap of M-Cat after police spotted him dealing cannabis on the streets of Lincoln has been sentenced.

Pawel Jelonek, 20, was caught after a police officer noticed him approaching two other men on the corner of Florence Street and Winn Street.

Lincoln Crown Court heard the officer had noticed one of the men making a phone call and Jelonek appeared a few moments later.

Mark Watson, prosecuting, said Jelonek spoke to the two men and then went to a nearby flat in Winn Street where he was seen leaning through a window before returning to the group.

All three men were searched after Jelonek was seen passing over an item which was found be a wrap of cannabis valued at £10.

Jelonek was also found to be in possession of a single wrap of mephedrone.

During interview Jelonek claimed he found the M-Cat and said some of his friends “did it” but he was not a user.

Jelonek admitted supplying a friend with a £10 deal of cannabis.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of supplying cannabis and possessing mephedrone (M-Cat) on August 22, 2015.

Passing sentence Judge Simon Hirst said it was street dealing at the lowest level.

Judge Hirst told Jelonek: “You got a phone call, went to obtain a wrap of cannabis and supplied it to one of the other males.”

Jelonek was sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid work in the community and ordered to pay £300 legal costs.