Cumbria

Carlisle couple jailed for four years for drug dealing

A Carlisle couple are beginning four-year prison sentences after admitting drug dealing.

Stacey Patterson, 32, and her partner William Glaister, 31, who live together in Charles Street, turned to selling heroin to raise money to pay for the drugs they were addicted to.

They pleaded guilty at Carlisle Crown Court on Tuesday to possessing heroin, a class A drug, with intent to supply.

Judge Peter Hughes QC said they were "sad examples" of how drugs ruin lives.

He said that by selling heroin to people they knew, they had "simply spread the problem which leads to other people suffering the same damage to their lifestyles".

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