Towpath drug dealer jailed

Published: Thursday, 03 September 2009

A DRUG dealer who operated on the towpath of the Huddersfield Canal has been jailed for six years.

It was last September that narrowboatworld reported that Simon Barclay had been caught by the canal having thrown class A drugs into bushes by the waterway whilst trying to escape the police, but was later caught.

He was prosecuted at Bradford Crown Court for possessing heroin and crack cocaine with intent to supply. The recovered package contained 31 wraps of heroin and 18 wraps of crack cocaine.

He pleaded guilty, with the Court being told that he had served two previous sentences for drug trafficking offences, and being described as a 'low level retailer of Class A drugs'.

The judge told that Barclay had been jailed before for three and half years and five years and had obviously not learned his lesson.