Drug dealer from Northampton given two-year sentence in young offenders’ institution

Michael O'Neil has been locked up for two years and four months after he admitted dealing Class A drugs
Michael O'Neil has been locked up for two years and four months after he admitted dealing Class A drugs

A crack cocaine and heroin dealer from Northampton has been given a custodial sentence of two years and four months.

Michael O’Neil, aged 20, of Orchard Green, Northampton, was caught with 39 wraps of cocaine and 60 wraps of heroin after police carried out a drugs raid on June 12 last year.

Northampton Crown Court heard the five grams of cocaine and four grams of heroin were concealed in an ankle band on O’Neil’s trousers.

His Honour Judge Timothy Smith, sentencing, said class A drug dealing was an “evil trade” that caused misery.

O’Neil was sentenced to 28 months detention in a young offenders institution. He is likely to serve half before being released on licence.