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Thursday, 17 April 2014

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Drug dealer jailed by Carlisle court

A drugs dealer caught with more than £4,000-worth of heroin and crack cocaine at Carlisle railway station has been sent to prison for 30 months.

Jeffery Johnson, 36, was arrested after he got off a train from Liverpool.

At Carlisle Crown Court he pleaded guilty to possessing the two class A drugs with intent to supply them.

He also admitted possessing more heroin and cocaine the police found later on hidden in the tumble drier at his flat in Lismore Place in the city.

The court heard that Johnson was a long-term addict who sometimes spent more than £100 a day on heroin.

Defence advocate Mark Shepherd said Johnson had started taking cannabis and LSD when he was just 12.

“He spent his teenage years taking essentially whatever drugs were available until at 17, I’m sorry to say, he became a heroin addict,” he said.

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