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Drug dealer sold cocaine to undercover cop.

A DRUG dealer who sold cocaine to an undercover policeman has been jailed for two years.

Ryan Hare was caught out as part of Operation Renton set up by Merseyside police in the Birkenhead area.

As well as undercover officers employed to catch out drug dealers a workwear shop was also set up in Oxton Road, Birkenhead, said Kim Egerton, prosecuting.

On May 28 an officer, using the name Phil, was in the Warwick public house when he heard someone ask Hare if he had any cocaine and he indicated he could have some later.

That evening Phil asked him for some cocaine and Hare sold him a bag of cocaine for PS40.

On June 12, Phil sent him a text asking for drugs and they met later and Hare sold him three bags for PS100.

Miss Egerton said that on July 20 Phil saw him in the town centre and he said he would have drugs later and Hare went to the workwear shop and sold him a further three bags.

Police raided Hare's home on February 10 and was arrested.

Hare, of Wernbrook Close, Noctorum, pleaded guilty to three offences of supplying cocaine.

Paul Wood, defending, said that Hare began smoking cannabis when he was 13 and was using cocaine by 15. However he has since made efforts to turn his life around, said Mr Wood.

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Date:May 1, 2016
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