Drug dealer who was caught with large amount of LSD-type drugs at Northants music festival jailed

Lewis Brown

Lewis Brown

A drug dealer who was caught with £1,400 worth of an LSD-type substance at a Northamptonshire music festival has been sentenced to three years in jail.

Lewis Brown, aged 21, was stopped by security as he tried to enter the Illusive music event in Deene Park, Corby on September 11 last year.

Northampton Crown Court heard Brown’s bag was searched and more than 250 paper tabs were found that had been impregnated with a drug known as ‘N-bomb’.

Jenna Allen, prosecuting, said it is a class A drug that provokes hallucinogenic episodes, similar to LSD.

Mrs Allen said the drug has a significant impact in small doses so it is placed on paper tabs that can be easily absorbed on the skin.

It was estimated the tabs would be sold at a price between £2 to £5 each, meaning Brown had about £1,400 worth of the drug.

The security officers also found a cannabis leaf worth £40.

Brown admitted a charge of possession of class A drugs with intent and possession of a class B drug.

Andrew Corcut, mitigating, said his client was passionate about the music scene and sold the drug to pay for his own addiction.

Her Honour Judge Adrienne Lucking said it was an aggravating factor that Brown had intended to sell the drugs at a music festival attended by many young people.

She sentenced Brown, of Summerfield Road, Luton, to three years in jail for possession of class A drugs with intent. He was given a two-month sentence for the cannabis possession which will be served concurrently.