Two teenagers have been sentenced after being found with quantities of drugs with a street value of more than £5,000 when stopped in Market Harborough by police.
Mitchell Solle and Bradley Woolnough, both aged 18, were caught after being seen acting suspiciously in the town’s Coventry Road, on September 15 last year.
Woolnough, of Bowden Lane, Market Harborough, was found with a bag containing £80 of mephedrone – or MCat – and cannabis worth £320.
Leicester Crown Court heard on Friday that both their mobile phones contained text messages indicating they were working together in a business supplying drugs.
After being bailed, they were then both seen by police around Brooklands Gardens, Harborough, last month.
Solle, of New Street, Desborough, was seen to drop a bag which containing £3,000 of cocaine, £1,600 of MCat and £120 of cannabis.
At court, both admitted possessing cannabis and MCat, with intent to supply.
Solle was sentenced to a three-year youth rehabilitation order with a three-month curfew, between 8pm-7am, and 100 hours’ unpaid work.
Woolnough was sentenced to a two-year community order, with supervision, and 80 hours’ unpaid work.