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Windermere drug dealer jailed for three years

Carl Hodgson Credit: Cumbria Police

A 33-year-old man has been jailed for drugs offences after being arrested in Windermere.

Carl Hodgson, of Birch Trees, Windermere, was sentenced to three years and six months behind bars at Manchester Crown Court today.

He had pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Police officers arrested Hodgson in August 2015, after stopping two Manchester-based drug suppliers on the A591 near Windermere.

Phone records showed that they were in contact with Hodgson and it was likely they travelling to meet him.

Following a search police found heroin worth £2,000 on the suppliers.

Today’s sentencing is yet another example of those who look to supply Class A drugs within our local communities. We are certainly not a soft touch and our dedicated team will continue to work to ensure that drug dealers are behind bars and not on our streets.

– Cumbria Constabulary spokesperson