Drug dealing pensioner jailed

Roger Bishop, 66, of Chester Avenue, Poulton, has been jailed for seven years
Roger Bishop, 66, of Chester Avenue, Poulton, has been jailed for seven years
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A pensioner has been jailed for seven years after being caught dealing drugs.

Roger Bishop, 66, of Chester Avenue, Poulton, was caught by police with half a kilo of heroin, which would have been worth nearly £200,000, in his car along with cutting agents.

In a safe at his home officers found £680 of cocaine, electronic scales and some plastic bags.

Preston Crown Court heard Bishop was coerced into peddling drugs near his home in Poulton.

The pensioner – who is known as “Roy” Roger – admitted one charge of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and another of possessing heroin with intent to supply.

Judge Michael Byrne today sentenced Bishop to seven years’ imprisonment.

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