Daubhill drug dealer avoids jail

Bolton Crown Court

Bolton Crown Court

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A DRUG dealer who sold heroin and cocaine to undercover police officers on three occasions has been spared jail.

Bolton Crown Court heard how Roman Puzo was driving a Ford Focus on July 24 and 25 last year when undercover officers, working as part of a crackdown on street dealing in Bolton codenamed Operation Maxima, ordered wraps of the drug over the telephone.

David Lees, prosecuting, said the officers were told to go near to the Subway store at Burnden Park where they were met by Puzo and a second man, who handed over the two wraps of heroin and one of cocaine on each occasion.

The officers saw Puzo again on July 31 when they ordered more drugs, but this time he was driving a VW Golf.

Puzo, aged 40, of Gregson Field, Daubhill, was arrested in police raids on November 13 and subsequently pleaded guilty to six counts of supplying class A drugs.

Peter Cunliffe, defending, said at the time Puzo was addicted to drugs himself following the breakdown of his marriage.

He was sentenced to 18 months in jail, suspended for 12 months.

Puzo will be subject to an electronically tagged four-month curfew from 8pm to 6am and will undergo drug rehabilitation for six months.

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