Man spat in face of police officer after being found with heroin and crack cocaine in nightclub
- Credit: Norfolk Constabulary
A man spat in a police officer's face and kicked another in the shin after being found with heroin and crack cocaine in a Great Yarmouth nightspot.
Macaulay Anderson, 22, was thrown out of the Mission Bar on Marine Parade when he was spotted with drugs at the bar, Norwich Crown Court heard.
He then became agitated outside, kicking one officer and spitting at another while being verbally abusive and making threats.
Martin Ivory, prosecuting, said door staff had alerted police after Anderson was ejected when he was seen placing wraps of drugs on the bar.
Police arrested Anderson and when he was searched they found wraps of crack cocaine and heroin on him, with a street value of £1,500, but unusually discovered no mobile phone or cash.
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Anderson, of Victoria Terrace, Great Yarmouth, admitted possession of crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and two charges of battery on February 18.
Jailing him for two years two months, Judge Maureen Bacon said: 'I have no way of knowing what your intentions were.'
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She accepted that crack cocaine and heroin were not the usual drugs supplied in nightspots but said they were all in wraps and 'ready to go'.
She said he at least had the sense to admit the charges.
Judge Bacon told Anderson that he did not seem very 'professional' in his approach to the drug dealing as he appeared to be under the influence of either drugs or alcohol at the time of his arrest and had no money or phone.
She described his actions in attacking the police officers who arrested him as 'appalling', adding: 'You kicked one on the shin and spat in the face of another.
'They were just doing their job.'
John Morgans for Anderson, said that he had been acting as a courier.
He said that Anderson had showed a 'lack of professionalism' and had drawn attention to himself by placing wraps of drugs on a bar.
He said Anderson was ashamed of his behaviour and while on remand had become drug free. He said: 'He is rightly proud that he has got himself clean of drugs.'
He said that he had also had reflected on his life and said: 'He has turned a significant corner.'