Lincoln nightclub promoter found selling drugs to revellers gets suspended sentence

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A Lincoln nightclub promoter has been given a suspended sentence after an investigation found he was supplying drugs to revellers.

Christopher Mitchell, 26, of Rosemary Lane, Lincoln, received a two-year custodial sentence suspended for two years at Lincoln Crown Court on December 2.

He was arrested on March 20, 2016 at Circle on Silver Street, where he worked as a nightclub promoter, after door staff discovered he was in possession of what police said were several bags of cocaine and ketamine powder and a packet of ecstasy tablets.

Mitchell initially stated in interview that he was on a night out and that drugs were for his own personal use.

A search of his home address located another quantity of white powder. He stated that this was mephedrone and also for his own personal use.

Police state further enquires established that Mitchell had been selling drugs to club-goers.

Following an investigation, Lincolnshire Police charged Mitchell with possession with intent to supply two Class A drugs (Cocaine and MDMA) and possession of two class B drugs (Ketamine and Mephadrone).

He was sentenced for the following:

Possession with intent to supply Cocaine (Class A)

  • 24 months imprisonment suspended for 24 months on suspended sentence
  • Must carry out unpaid work for 200 hours before December 1 2017
  • To pay a victim surcharge of £100.00

Possession with intent to supply class A – MDMA

  • 24 months imprisonment suspended for 24 months (to be served concurrently)

Possession of class B – Ketamine

  • Three months imprisonment suspended for 24 months on suspended sentence (to be served concurrently)

Possession of class B – Mephadrone

  • Three months imprisonment suspended for 24 months (to be served concurrently)

PC James Brown, officer in case, said: “These drugs can have life-threating consequences and we simply won’t allow them to be brought into circulation by irresponsible people like Mr Mitchell.

“Thankfully the door staff at the club realised what was going on and informed us, and the club itself also fully co-operated with our inquires.

“We will continue to act on all intelligence about drug-deals to hammer home the message that drugs cost people their lives. Anyone found dealing in this lethal trade can expect a visit from us.

“If you know where drugs are being sold please contact us on 101. To report anonymously please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”