A DRUG addict who tried to work off mounting drug debts by supplying has been jailed for a total of four years.
Sam Oakey’s efforts to clear his dues resulted in him owing a rising sum of money, a court heard.
Dealers had seen potential in him and used him as a key link in the supply chain.
Nearly two kilos of the drug known as “bubble” he was involved with was found by police in February.
Oakey (pictured) had also been involved with cannabis and officers found tick lists relating to drugs.
Oakey, 23, of Adelaide Street, Fleetwood had pleaded guilty to offences of conspiracy to supply mephedrone and cannabis, producing cannabis and possession of cocaine and ecstasy.
His overall sentence included six months for breaching an earlier sentence.
Preston Crown Court heard that in November last year, Oakey was given a suspended sentence for drug offences. However, an outstanding debt to dealers remained.
Two other men linked to the case were each given suspended sentences for their parts in the latest case yesterday.
James Dean, 23, of Smithy Lane, Poulton, admitted conspiracy to supply Class B drugs and Anthony Bonser, 27, of Holmfield Road, Blackpool who had pleaded guilty to producing cannabis.
Francis Nance, prosecuting, said Oakey had used Dean to transport him around, selling of cannabis and mephedrone and to collect cash.
Oakey stored the bulk of his “bubble” at the home address of a woman.
Nine grammes of cannabis was also found by police.
Officers discovered a number of dealer tick lists and mobile phones that had drug related text messages between him and Dean.
The court also heard how 21 small growing cannabis plants were found when police went to Bonser’s address on Wensleydale Avenue, Blackpool in March.
Oakey had helped set up the system.
Dean was given 12 months, suspended for two years, with 12 months supervision and an order to carry out 200 hours unpaid work.
He must pay £380 towards prosecution costs. Bonser was handed four months prison, suspended for a year, with six months supervision.