A Preston man has been jailed following a police operation to target drug crime in the city.
John Cross, 42, of Pope Lane, Ribbleton, appeared at Preston Crown Court last Friday where he was given a nine month prison sentence. He had pleaded guilty to supplying class A drugs earlier in the year.
He was also jailed for 45 months for a burglary, which is to run consecutive to the nine month prison sentence, after he broke into a property on Watling Street Road in Fulwood.
Detective Chief Inspector Ian Dawson said: “We are working with the communities of Preston to crackdown on those who break the law.
“We will continue to actively pursue anyone we suspect to be involved in drugs and associated crime and I hope this sends a clear message that we will find those who blight our communities and seek to bring them to justice.”
Cross was arrested as part of Operation Nimrod, a nationally acclaimed force-wide operation dedicated to tackling drug-related crime right across the county.
Twenty drug dealers have already been jailed for a total of 56 years and seven months as part of the operation in Preston, which was launched in November 2010 following months of evidence gathering.
39 people were arrested during the operation following a series of coordinated strikes in the city on 2 November, 4 November, 9 November and 11 November.
Anyone with information about drug dealing in their community can contact the police on 0845 1 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.