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Kendal man sentenced for drug supply

Written by on 18/10/2018

A man who admitted to selling drugs in Kendal has been sent to prison.

Alex Lightley, aged 18, of no fixed abide in Kendal, was sentenced at Carlisle Crown Court today (18thOctober) to two years detention in a young offenders institution.

This was after pleading guilty to multiple offences of supplying controlled drugs Ketamine, MDMA and Xanax. He was further also convicted of offering to supply Xanax.

Lightley was arrested in October and December 2017 in Kendal by officers from the South Cumbria Intelligence Unit.

He was then further arrested by police on the 14th October 2018 following information that he had supplied a Xanax tablet to a teenage girl in Kendal causing her to become unwell.

Detective Constable Tom Pearman, of the South Cumbria Intelligence Unit, said:

“This sentence which has been handed out to an 18-year-old man, with no prior convictions, shows how seriously the police and the courts take the supply of these dangerous ‘party drugs’ to young persons in the Kendal area.

“We will continue to highlight the dangers of these drugs and arrest anyone connected with their supply.”