A MAN of 64 who was pushing heroin on the streets of Wrexham knew he was a bit old to be doing such a thing.
But Frankie Deplacido had been addicted to heroin for years and had started to supply other users to support his own habit, Mold Crown Court was told.
Deplacido, of Lord Street, Wrexham, admitted supplying the Class A drug and possessing it with intent to supply.
Then while on bail, he was found to have heroin on him again as he cycled through the town.
Deplacido was jailed for two-and-a-half years.
Judge Merfyn Hughes QC asked why he had done it.
His barrister, Des Parry, said he had no real idea. He said it was a one-off but Deplacido had become addicted to heroin and since April of this year had been able to wean himself off the drugs completely.
Sentencing Deplacido, the judge said in July of last year he had supplied three wraps of heroin – some 487g of 33% purity.
A search of his home found further quantities of heroin and methadone. He was bailed, then in August he was found to be in possession of more heroin.
The judge told him: “Yours is a very sad position. At 64 you were supplying drugs on the street. You put yourself in danger of a substantial sentence.”