TWO young drug dealers - caught with more than 160 wraps of heroin and crack cocaine - are now starting 21-month jail terms.

Yasir Abdella, 20, and Lewis Lord, 19, each claimed they had been acting on behalf of more seasoned dealers.

But Judge John Edwards ruled that while they were dealing under direction, their roles still deserved immediate jail time.

Prosecutor Neil Fryman told Minshull Street Crown Court the pair were caught when they were spotted by plain-clothes police officers dealing on Wicks car park in Bury.

Their car was pulled over nearby and dozens of wraps of heroin and crack cocaine, along with 'burner' phones, used as hotlines for drugs customers, were seized.

Abdella, from Radcliffe, and Lord, of no fixed address, each admitted to possession of heroin and crack with intent to supply.

Hunter Gray, for Lord, said his client had been introduced to heroin by his own father as a teenager. The defendant was particularly "naive" and vulnerable due to learning difficulties.

Neil Ronan, for Abdella, said the 20-year-old had been with the Army Air Corps but had been discharged due to migraines and had fallen into drug abuse.

Jailing them, Judge Edwards said: "The pre-sentence reports show that both of you at the time had a degree of vulnerability, which was no doubt exploited by others.

"In my judgement though, these offences are so serious that only an immediate custodial sentence can be justified."