A FATHER-of-three who was caught drug-dealing has been jailed.
Police arrived Clifford Faulkner’s home in Ince, Wigan, on July 28 last year with a search warrant and were about to force their way in when he let them in.
In the bathroom they found a bag containing 27 wraps of heroin with a street value of £1,350, three mobile phones, £80 cash and foil.
Faulkner was arrested and at the police station he tested positive for opiates, said Michael Wallbank, prosecuting.
When interviewed he said he had bought the drugs earlier that day for £200 for use by himself and his partner. He said he had been supplying to a small group of friends for about three weeks to pay off his £700 drugs debt.
Liverpool Crown Court heard that he has previous convictions but none for drugs.
Faulkner, 26, of The Grove, Ince, pleaded guilty to possessing heroin with intent to supply and supplying the drug. He was jailed for 28 months.
William Swalwell, defending, said Faulkner had been addicted to heroin since the age of 15 and it had blighted his life. His wife is pregnant with their fourth child.