A DRUG dealer has been banned from going near his old home after he was caught in a police sting.

Dean Goodwin, aged 24, of Reed Close, Farnworth, was arrested in a major drug bust by police last year.

The operation, codenamed Maxima, resulted in more than 20 people being arrested on suspicion of drug dealing and for being involved in drugs.

Goodwin admitted supplying heroin two different times to undercover police officers and supplying crack cocaine to undercover police when he appeared at Bolton Magistrates Court.

He was released on bail while he awaits his sentencing.

Goodwin was selling drugs from a Bolton at Home property in Cawdor Street, Farnworth, where he lived — despite not being a registered tenant.

Bolton at Home, with the backing of police, said they applied for an order at Bolton County Court banning him from entering Cawdor Court and Campbell Court in Farnworth to prevent him making the lives of other residents a misery.

Goodwin is now not allowed to visit the area for 12 months.

Sharon Naughton, neighbourhood safety manager for Bolton at Home, said: “We’ve had numerous reports and complaints about Dean Goodwin and his drug dealing activities from local residents and would like to thank them for working with us.

“We’ve taken out this injunction to try and put an end to the nuisance this was causing residents.

“We will not tolerate drug dealing or criminal behaviour of any sort and would encourage anyone who is witness to this to report it to us, so we’re able to deal with it swiftly and pursue any necessary action against them.”

He is also banned from harassing anybody, being abusive, threatening violence or causing a nuisance to residents.

Goodwin will be sentenced at Bolton Crown Court on March 5 for three counts of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.