Drug dealer awaiting sentence

Crime story
Crime story

A DRUG dealer caught in possession of up to £2,000 worth of class A drugs is set to be sentenced before Liverpool Crown Court next month.

Jamie Sherlock admitted possession of crack cocaine, heroin and cocaine with intent to supply before Wigan Magistrates’ Court this week.

The court heard how police discovered around 28 grams of class A drugs - along with evidence that more of the stash had already been used - during a search of the 32-year-old’s home on April 9.

Sherlock later told officers he had a drug debt and had agreed to hold onto the drugs on behalf of the people he owed.

Nicola Ormerod, prosecuting, described the drug dealing operation as being at a “commercial level” and said the defendant could expect to receive anything up to four years in custody.

She added that the sentencing powers of the Magistrates’ Court was insufficient and opposed any suggestion of bail for the fear that further offences could be committed.

Ged Fraser, defending, said his client was realistic enough to concede that the case was destined to be sentenced at the crown court.

He did, however, reveal that his client had no similar previous convictions.

No application was made for bail.

Sherlock, of Wigan Road, Westhoughton, was remanded in custody and is set to be sentenced before Liverpool Crown Court on May 1.