A man has been jailed for more than eight years for drug offences in Chorley.

Robert Dooley was arrested in October 2021 after he was seen dealing drugs.

A further investigation by the South division Proactive Target Team showed he was more heavily involved in drug supply and was buying and selling large quantities of Class A and B narcotics.

He also said to have groomed a vulnerable woman and used her home as a base for his activities and to get contacts for selling drugs.

Dooley, 35, of no fixed address, was convicted after a trial of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs.

He was jailed for eight years and four months.

Chief Insp Chris Abbott said: “The supply and use of Class A drugs brings untold misery to our communities, and we will continue to proactively target those who seek to profit from the sale of illegal narcotics. 

"I hope this sentence sends a message to those who, like Dooley, are involved in this trade that we will come for you and will put you before the courts.”