A Manchester drug dealer has been jailed after being convicted of criminal damage and drug offences, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed.
34-year-old James Loose of Manchester was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court this week, to a total of 7 years, 6 months and 28 days.
Mr Loose had previously pleaded guilty to supply of Class A drugs (Charge A), possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (Charge B), possession of Class B drugs (Charge C) and criminal damage (Charge D).
He received separate sentences of 3 years and 9 months (Charge A), 3 years and 9 months (Charge B), 7 days (Charge C) and 21 days (Charge D) for the respective offences to served concurrently, meaning he will spend 3 years and 9 months in prison.
Detective Constable Louise Moss of GMP’s City of Manchester team said: “James Loose brought misery to the lives of many people in south Manchester and his sentence will bring some relief to those he has terrorised”.
The court heard that in January of this year, Loose had been involved in a dispute with another man, which led to him threatening the man and smashing a window at his house.
Following a report made to GMP, a warrant was executed at an address in south Manchester and found him there attempting to flush items down the toilet.
At the property police seized quantities of cocaine, cannabis and cash as well as electronic scales, four mobile phones, body armour and sheets of paper used as ‘drugs debtors’ list.