Lincoln heroin dealer jailed
A Lincoln man who was caught hiding cocaine in his room at a city care home was jailed for four years and eight months.
Alan Ismanyckyj, 59, was sent to Ashby Court in Lincoln after jumping from a first floor window to escape a gang chasing him for debt.
Lincoln Crown Court heard Ismanyckyj was on already on bail for dealing in heroin when he was admitted to the care home to recover from his fall.
David Outerside, prosecuting, said: "He was recovering from spinal injuries when carers smelled cannabis coming from the room.
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"The carers entered the room and opened a rucksack. It was found to contain cocaine and they contacted the police."
Inside the rucksack were three one-eighth packages of cocaine and five smaller one gram deals. More than £500 in cash and a small amount of cannabis was also found.
The court heard Ismanyckyj was on bail after police found heroin during a raid at his home in Sincil Bank.
Officers also seized £1,950 in cash, digital scales and a small amount of cannabis.
Ismanyckyj, jailed for six years in 2005 for drug related offences, said he dealt heroin to friends to fund his own habit. He admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply and possessing cannabis following the first search in November 2010 and also pleaded guilty to possessing cocaine with intent to supply and possessing cannabis following the search at the care home in August 2011.
Judge Sean Morris said: "This is what happens when you swim with sharks, you get bitten."