[A] COCAINE dealer caught with a £10,300 stash at his Maryport home has been jailed for almost five years.
Police who executed a warrant at Paul Gregory Barcock’s address on November 3 found scores of bags containing class A drug deals in the bedroom and kitchen.
Officers also located weighing scales, a “snorting pipe” and almost £600 cash. Carlisle Crown Court heard 56-year-old Barcock commented to officers who seized his illegal haul that he should “pack a bag ready for prison”.
He initially denied selling drugs, but later pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply. The court heard he had admitted dealing the substance to people he knew, and had a £180-a-day habit himself.
Having been remanded in custody, Barcock, of Wood Street, Maryport, was now seeking to change his ways and was trying to steer others away from drugs through a peer mentoring scheme.
Recorder Julie Clemitson, who heard Barcock had a previous cocaine supply crime on his record, imposed a four-and-a-half-year prison sentence.