Drug dealer Mel Gibson, from Worksop, caught during probe into animal neglect
A DRUG dealer has been jailed after he was caught while being investigated for animal neglect.
The RSPCA were investigating Mel Gibson, 21, for causing unnecessary suffering to his pet dog by failing to get its injuries treated by a vet.
Officers were raiding his home in Shrewsbury Road, Worksop, in March 2011, when 30 bags of cocaine were found in his coat pocket – with an estimated street value of £600.
Gibson was arrested the next day when he handed himself in at Worksop Police Station and charged with possession with intent to supply a Class A drug.
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He pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court on Monday and was jailed for three years and six months.
He was also given a 12-month conditional discharge and banned from keeping dogs for five years by Worksop magistrates in August after he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his dog.
West Bassetlaw Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Cartwright said: "Illegal drugs have no place in Worksop. They ruin lives and fracture communities."