Letchworth cocaine dealer given community order

A MAN who was charged with supplying cocaine after being arrested during dawn police raids last month has pleaded guilty, a court heard yesterday (Tuesday).

Mark Lidbetter, 24, of Campers Avenue, Letchworth GC, received a six month community order from magistrates at North Herts Magistrates’ Court in Stevenage for supplying the Class A drug, with six months supervision and a six month drug rehabilitation requirement.

Mr Lidbetter - who was arrested as part of ‘Operation Absolve’, a series of simultaneous police raids across the county on July 21 - has to pay �85 in costs and forfeiture.