'Third-strike' drug dealer from Scunthorpe caught with cocaine and heroin
A drug dealer caught with stashes of crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis has been jailed for five years.
He had twice been jailed for other drug supply offences in the past and was a "third-strike" dealer, a court heard.
Nicholas Barker, 34, of Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe, admitted possessing 9.48g of crack cocaine, 11.2g of heroin and 17.1g of cannabis skunk, all with intent to supply, and using money suspected to be the proceeds of crime, on May 1.
James Byatt, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court police spotted three or four men, including Barker, acting suspiciously in an alleyway near Frodingham Road.
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Barker was detained and £500 cash was found in his wallet.
A piece of cannabis was found on a coffee table at his home.
Digital scales, a grinder and tin foil were also found.
Mr Byatt said the cannabis skunk was found under a pillow on Barker's bed and £510 cash was discovered in money boxes in the bedroom.
The heroin and crack cocaine were found in a plastic bag between his buttocks.
The court heard Barker had been jailed at the same court for 18 months in February 2001 for possessing heroin with intent to supply.
He was also jailed at the court for five years in June 2005 for 15 offences of supplying Class A drugs to undercover police.
He was also jailed at the same court for two years in August 2010 for burglary.
Laurinda Bower, mitigating, said the drugs found on Barker were equivalent to only three street deals each of heroin and crack cocaine.
She said he had a long-standing drug addiction but was not making a living selling large amounts of drugs.
Miss Bower said his arrest had been a "wake-up call" because his long-term girlfriend had died about four weeks earlier because of a drug overdose and this had "hammered it home" to him.
Recorder Paul Watson QC told Barker: "You are an habitual drug dealer.
"You have been convicted on numerous occasions in the past."