Man jailed for drug offences

James Heyes
James Heyes

A man has been jailed for more than five years for drug offences.

James Heyes, 54, of Hollinshead Street, Chorley, appeared at Preston Crown Court on Wednesday, August 28.

He received a custodial sentence of five years, seven months and six days after pleading guilty to supplying heroin and possession of heroin with intent to supply.

He was also given a one-year prison sentence for possessing crack cocaine, which is to run concurrently.

Heyes was arrested on 14 February 14, following a police operation.

When he was arrested, he was found in possession of crack cocaine and heroin.

DC Carl Tobin said: “I am pleased with the sentence given and I hope it acts as a deterrent to others.

“It should send a clear message to the community of Chorley that we refuse to tolerate those that choose to break the law by selling drugs on the streets.

“People can be confident that we will take positive active in relation to all information we receive about drug dealing within the county.”

Any people with drug concerns should not hesitate to call the police on the 101 number.