Police arrested dealer as he arrived in taxi
8:51am Monday 21st January 2013 in News
POLICE raiding a house in Doffcocker arrested a drug dealer who pulled up outside in a taxi with cocaine in a bag.
Bolton Crown Court heard the officers were at the property in Delph Hill Close on September 7 last year when the vehicle arrived with two men in it, one of whom was 25-year-old Christopher Wolfendale.
A bag was spotted in the car and Wolfendale immediately admitted it was his and contained cocaine, said Jennifer Birch, prosecuting.
There were found to be 19 bags of the drug, weighing a total of 10 grams and with a street value of £360.
At the time, Wolfendale, of Walmersley Road, Bury, was on licence, part way through serving a 40-month jail sentence for attempted robbery.
Paul Tonge, defending, said Wolfendale was short of cash and had only been dealing for a few days when he was caught.
He added that Wolfendale, the eldest of five siblings, comes from a respectable family, but he has several criminal convictions.
“He clearly has a flaw in his make up. The defendant seems to partake in reckless and risk-taking behaviour. This case is no exception,” he said.Recorder Craig Osborne jailed Wolfendale for four years.