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Workington man locked up for “serious” drugs supply crimes

William Bishop

[A] WORKINGTON man has been locked up for more than four years after admitting two drugs supply crimes.

William Peter Bishop’s offending came to light after police stopped a car he was driving close to his Mason Street home in the town on April 24. Bishop, 41, was seen to pass two large wraps of heroin to a teenage child passenger, who was then handcuffed but not ultimately prosecuted.

Bishop was later charged, however, after more heroin and a “drug-supply kit” were found at his address, along with damning mobile phone texts. And Carlisle Crown Court heard he was then said to have “done the decent thing” by admitting charges of possessing class A heroin with intent to supply, and being concerned in the supply of class C diazepam.

Those offences were committed in breach of a suspended prison term Bishop had been given for earlier violence.

For his latest crimes, Bishop was handed a 51-month jail sentence earlier today (THURS) for what Judge James Adkin called “serious drug-related offending”.

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