Drug dealer leaves trail of evidence for prosecutors as he accepted credit cards for drug sales

Mark Slender 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A drug dealer of the United Kingdom, was jailed after police found a lot of incriminating evidence against him.

Mark Slender, 35, of Gloucestershire, ran his drug operation as if it was a legitimate business.

He accepted credit cards and he even handed buyers receipts with personal greetings along with his nickname.

Slender, who also goes by the name Mark Wilson, Guppy, and Gup, set up the machine to print “Cheers, Gup” on every receipt, police said.

After he was caught, police seized the credit card machine, which recorded almost £12,000 ($15,000) worth of drug deals in just 5 months.

Police said that they seized a large amount of cash, a large quantity of zip lock plastic bags and digital scales that were contaminated with cocaine and cannabis.

“He attempted to bring drug dealing into the 21st century by using a credit card machine to take payments for cocaine, and subsequently showed his arrogance by putting a tag line on each receipt that he supplied to his drug buyers,” police said.

Slender, who has a long history of dealing drugs, was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply.