[T]wo Ulverston drug dealers have been sentenced today (20 April 2018).
Simon Alderton, 44, and Wendy Steel, 45, both of Ullswater Close, were sentenced after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A drugs.
They appeared at Preston Crown Court today (April 20th) where Alderton was handed a 30 month prison sentence. Steel was sentenced to 22 months in prison, suspended for two years and an alcohol treatment programme.
The sentence follows the execution of a warrant at the defendant’s home address on September 8th of last year.
Police seized a plastic capsule containing 16 deals of heroin from Alderton’s trouser pocket – the drugs were later analysed to be worth around £320.
Within the property officers also found drugs paraphernalia such as plastic bag corners with holes in. Steel’s fingerprints were found on these pieces of plastic.
Both were arrested at the scene.
A spokesperson for South Cumbria Drug Unit said: “Once again we have shown that are continuing to disrupt the activity of these drug dealers, who cause so much harm to our communities. We will trace you and work to bring you before the courts, to show that you have no place on our streets. This should send a strong message to those who think they can engage in this criminality and get away with it.”