'Walter Mitty' style drug dealer is spared jail
8:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
A ‘WALTER Mitty’ car dealer who led a short double-life as a drug dealer when he “went off the rails”, has been spared jail.
‘Bubble’ addict Adam Metcalfe, 22, had been buying mephedrone in bulk and selling it to friends. Metcalfe had also been the passenger in a stolen car, which crashed after a police chase.
He got away from the collision, panicked and made a false burglary report to the police, claiming his parents’ house had been raided and the keys taken, trying to lie his way out of trouble, Burnley Crown Court heard.
Metcalfe had been caught for supplying drugs when police seized his phone and discovered his involvement in a “degree of street dealing”.
Officers didn’t find any stash of mephedrone, lists or packaging.
Metcalfe, of Dall Street, Burnley, admitted handling a stolen Land Rover Discovery, attempting to pervert the course of justice, allowing himself to be carried in a vehicle taken without authority, and being concerned in the supply of mephedrone.
He was sentenced to 15 months in jail, suspended for two years, and ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work.
Metcalfe escaped a driving ban, but was given six points on his licence.