A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to eight months in prison for dealing the drug known as Mamba on the streets of Lincoln.
Lincoln Crown Court heard on Monday, August 14 how George Lusby, of Sturton Close, Lincoln, was arrested after being seen on CCTV dealing the drug in the Saltergate area and on Bank Street in October 2016.
He pleaded guilty on July 4 to offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
Sentencing Judge Hurst said: “This type of offending is serious. This psychoactive substance has a significant impact on the mental health of the people who take it. In peddling this substance you do significant harm to others.
“Your case is plainly so serious that there can only be a custodial sentence.”
Lusby has also been ordered to pay back £230 in a confiscation order, under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The court was told that Lusby, of no fixed address, has 18 previous convictions for a total of 29 offences.
Mamba is a kind of synthetic high, recently made illegal in the UK. The substances can be dangerous and contain harmful chemicals resulting in unconsciousness and slurred speech. Often dubbed a ‘zombie drug’, users have been spotted up and down the county suffering alarming side-effects.