Cumbria

Man gets seven years for supplying heroin in Penrith

A man has been sent to prison for seven years for supplying more than £1,000 worth of drugs in Penrith.

Joseph Jackson, 39, of Arnside Court, Penrith pleaded guilty to supplying heroin after being arrested in July.

He had already served three previous prison sentences for drug dealing. He was given the minimum sentence at Carlisle Crown Court.

Jackson said he sold the class A drug to pay off £10,000 he owed to his suppliers who had been threatening him.

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