THREE Pendle drug dealers who were involved in the supply of heroin in Nelson have been jailed for over four years.
Asim Hussain (30), of Railway Street, Nelson; David Brown (42),of Ruskin Avenue, Colne and Vicky Parkinson (44), of Oak Street, Colne, appeared at Burnley Crown Court on Wednesday.
Hussain was sentenced to two years four months imprisonment after pleading guilty to supply of heroin.
Brown was given two years for possession with intent to supply heroin.
And Parkinson was sentenced to 12 months which was suspended for 18 months for being concerned in the supply of heroin and careless driving. She was also given six points on her driving licence.
Members of the police’s Pennine Division’s Targeted Crime Team saw the group acting suspiciously in an alley at the back of Carleton Street, Nelson, on Monday, January 14th.
Parkinson was sitting in the driver’s seat of her Mitsubishi pickup truck while Brown was in the passenger seat.
Hussain was seen to approach the passenger window and exchange something with Brown.
Officers approached the group and initially Parkinson drove towards them. However officers were able to stop the truck and all three were arrested. Approximately half an ounce of heroin and over £300 cash was then discovered.
Sgt Martin Storey from the TCT said: “All three of the defendants played their own individual role in the distribution of heroin onto the streets of Pendle and ultimately adding to the misery that this drug causes within communities.”
Supt Damian Darcy added: “Tacking organised crime and those involved in dealing drugs is a key priority for the police.
“We can only do this with the continued help of the community and I urge people to speak to us or call Crimestoppers if they have any information or suspicions about drugs.
“Only by working together can we tackle the issues that affect our communities and make them a better place to live.”
Anyone with information or concerns about drug dealing can contact the police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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