Pair admit recklessly supplying so-called ‘legal highs’
TWO men who ran shops selling so-called “legal highs” admitted endangering the lives of their customers by selling them potentially lethal substances.
Liston Pacitti and Paul Brocklehurst sold an extensive range of new psychoactive substances (NPS) from stores in Montrose, Arbroath and Perth.
The pair’s products left a number of customers hospitalised.
They sold substances known as Happy Joker, Rapture and Exodus Damnation. The pair also sold bongs, hoses, grinders, pipes, cutting tools, lighters and smoking papers.
In total, eight people were “injured” by the substances — one from Pacitti’s shop and seven from Brocklehurst’s. Brocklehurst admitted selling substances at his store to two boys, one aged 15 and the other 13.
Brocklehurst, 62, of Glen Afron, Tregarth, Gwynedd, Wales, and Pacitti, 28, of Deveron Road, Aberdeen, both pleaded guilty to charges of culpably and recklessly supplying new psychoactive substances to the danger of health and life. Brocklehurst’s offences were committed between July 3 2013 and July 29 2015 at his shop, This ’N’ That, in County Place, Perth.
Pacitti’s were committed between July 3 2013 and December 7 2014 at his stores, Declaration and Evape-O-Lution in Brothock Bridge, Arbroath, and The High Life and Evape-OLution in High Street, Montrose.
Sheriff Lorna Drummond deferred sentence until next month and both men were allowed bail.