Cocaine dealer is facing jail

Burnley Magistrates Court.
Burnley Magistrates Court.

A Padiham cocaine dealer who had an £800 stash of the drug could be facing 18 months behind bars, a court heard.

Christopher Payne (28) had 9.85 grams of cocaine in his possession at Burnley, October 11th last year.

The town’s magistrates were told Payne owned up to the offence on a limited basis. Payne, of Dean Street, Padiham, admitted possessing cocaine with intent to supply and possessing cannabis on the same date.

Prosecutor Mr Eddie Harrison told the hearing: “The Crown do not accept any limited basis but even on the defence version it is not suitable to be heard here.”

Payne will face sentence and possibly a trial over the facts at Burnley Crown Court and was bailed until May 23rd for a hearing there.