Posted on 13:43:00 on 14th February 2017
A 20-year-old man has been sent to prison for drugs offences after being arrested in Barrow.
Callum Jackson, 20, of Eldon Street Estate, Oldham, was handed 2 years and 8 months today (February 14th 2017) at Preston Crown Court.
He had pleaded guilty to Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs at an earlier hearing.
Officers from the South Area Drug Squad arrested Jackson on September 1st last year at a property on Sutherland Street, Barrow, where they also seized a single wrap of heroin.
He was searched at Barrow Police Station, where officers found a snap lock bag secreted between his buttocks. The bag contained 7 wraps of brown powder (heroin) and 12 white rocks (crack cocaine).
Jackson also had a large amount of cash hidden in his socks, and a set of keys that belonged to an address on Collingwood Street, Barrow.
Officers seized a large quantity of heroin and crack cocaine from behind the radiator at this property. The drugs had been split into 300 separate deals worth an approximate street value of £5,000.
Sergeant Jamie Eaton of the South Area Drug Squad said: “Today’s sentencing is yet another example to those who think they can come to Cumbria to deal drugs and get away with it. It will not be tolerated, and our dedicated team will continue to work to ensure that drug dealers are behind bars and not on our streets.”