Small businessed can’t succeed without happy customers. Cocaine dealer Mark Slender knows that to be true and that’s why he started accepting credit cards from people looking to pay for cocaine. Sadly, for Slender, you can’t succeed in an illegal business when you have a MASSIVE paper trail of receipts that document all the cocaine you let your customers purchase with credit cards.
WHOOPS! Good thing that mistake isn’t going to cost him seven years in prison or anything. Oh wait, it is!
According to the Gloucestershire Police
Mark Slender, also known as Mark Wilson, Guppy and Gup, was sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of Class A cocaine with intent to supply at Gloucester Crown Court today (Friday 16 September).
The 35-year-old was arrested following a warrant at his home on Deacons Place in Bishops Cleeve on Friday 19 August.
During the search, officers from Tewkesbury seized around £5,800 worth of drugs, including cocaine with a purity of 93% – one of the highest purity cocaine seizures in Gloucestershire recently.
One of the leading pieces of evidence which helped Gloucestershire Constabulary convict Slender, were the receipts from a chip and pin reader he invested in. He took card payments via this device, as an alternative to cash transactions, and provided users who bought the drugs from him with a receipt which read ‘Cheers, Gup’.
“It’s sad and sickening that people don’t value customer service as much as they used to.” -Mark Slender, probably.