A DRUG dealer caught in possession of two types of Class A narcotics has been put behind bars.
Following his arrest, Carl Gill admitted to police he had sold drugs for around six months.
Preston Crown Court heard how he was caught with seven wraps of cocaine and fifteen wraps of a substance known as mephedrone or bubble.
The 44-year-old, of Molyneux Drive, South Shore, had earlier pleaded guilty to two charges of possessing drugs with intent to supply.
The offences dated back to last summer.
Chris Hudson, defending, said there were exceptional circumstances in the case which would warrant a suspended sentence.
But jailing Gill for four-and-a-half years, Judge Norman Wright said only a prison sentence fitted the crime and it would have been even heavier had he opted to go to trial.
He told the defendant: “You should be under no illusions people who deal in Class A drugs deal in misery, degradation and not infrequently, death. That is why people who deal in Class A drugs ordinarily can expect a prison sentence after a trial of five to six years.”