A violent offender attacked and robbed a man who offered Mcat to his mum, a court heard.
Matthew Fothergill had recently been released from prison for offences of inflicting grievous bodily harm when he carried out the attack in East Ardsley, near Leeds.
A court heard Fothergill had been out in Wakefield city centre on April 8 this year with a group which included his mum and another woman and they went back to a house to continue drinking.
Michael Jowett, prosecuting, said the victim was among the group that went back to the property.
At one stage, he produced a quantity of the class B drug and offered it to Fothergill’s mother.
Mr Jowett told Leeds Crown Court: “The defendant became angry in seeing his mother being offered drugs. Shortly after that the complainant left the house and the defendant followed him in a temper.”
The court heard Fothergill punched the man during a struggle and took two bags of the drug from the man.
He then emptied the bags of Mcat out onto the street.
Fothergill then struck the man a second time and took £10 from him before using the cash to catch a bus. Fothergill was arrested the next day and initially denied the incident, claiming he had been struck by the victim.
He claimed the money he took had been lent to him so he could catch the bus home.
Fothergill, 29, of Denstone Street, Wakefield, later pleaded guilty to robbery
The court heard he has a number of convictions for violence dating back to 2000. He was released from a two-and-a-half year jail sentence for GBH a month before the incident.
James Littlehayles, mitigating, said his client had a poor record for violence and was drunk at the time of the attack. He added: “The catalyst was the offering of Mcat.”
Mr Littlehayles said his clients initial intention was to just throw the drug away.
Judge Guy Kearl, QC, jailed Fothergill for two years and three months.