Trafford Man Jailed For Selling Drugs

A Trafford drug dealer who was caught after intimidating a vulnerable man has been jailed.

Enrico Poli, of Eldercroft, Timperley, was jailed for three years and six months at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

He pleaded guilty to supplying class A drugs to a man with a mental health condition two to three times a week during a nine-month period.

On September 21 last year Poli went to the home of the victim who had been buying drugs from him. The man, who cannot be identified, had run-up a debt of more than £1,000 after buying cocaine from Poli two to three times a week for nine months.

The victim feared for his safety and contacted police.

Officers searched a number of addresses in October 2010 and Poli was arrested.

Detective constable Stu Brown said: "Poli exploited the victim, who the courts deemed so vulnerable that they have put special measures in place to prevent him being identified during proceedings and allowed him to give his evidence without fear of further intimidation.

"The heart of the problem was the drug dealing. Poli preyed on this man and took advantage of his problems to further his own profits from criminality.

"We took the evidence the man gave us, matched it with phone records and were able to build a comprehensive case with that and other evidence.''

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