Cops caught 15 dealers in sting

A MAJOR undercover police operation led to 15 local drug dealers pleading guilty to supplying class A drugs.

Wednesday, 24th November 2010, 1:00 pm

The dealers, who appeared in Leeds Crown Court last Thursday, and on Monday and Tuesday, supplied drugs to others – including test purchase officers from West Yorkshire Police earlier this year.

Peter Wilfred Aspinall, 35, of Park Estate, South Kirkby, pleaded guilty to two counts of supplying heroin between April 15 and May 6 and was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, a 12-month supervision order and 250 hours unpaid work.

James Dennis Cusworth, 25, of Ashley Court, South Kirkby, pleaded guilty to one count of supplying heroin.

Mandy Hargreaves, 45, also of Park Estate, pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying heroin, two of being concerned with supplying heroin, three of being concerned with supplying cocaine and one of permitting the supply of heroin in her house between March 2 and March 25.

Her husband, Neil Hargreaves, 51, of the same address, pleaded guilty to five counts of supplying or offering to supply cocaine and crack cocaine between March 17 and April 7. He was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Simon Steven Daniel Baxter, 36, of Fields End Court, Upton, pleaded guilty to one count of supplying cocaine, one of supplying heroin, one of being concerned with supplying cocaine, and one of being concerned with supplying heroin between March 3 and April 7.

Denise Nixon, 39, also of Park Estate, pleaded guilty to four counts of supplying class A drugs, one of offering to supply, one of being involved with the supply between March 23 and May 20, and a final count of possessing amphetamine.

She was given a nine-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, a 12-month supervision order and 250 hours of unpaid work.

Wayne Boughen, 32, of Camp Road, South Kirkby, pleaded guilty to four counts of supplying heroin.

Pauline Spencer, 50, of Armitage Walk, South Kirkby, pleaded guilty to eight counts of supplying heroin and three of supplying amphetamine between February 15 and April 13. She was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for two years, and supervision for 12 months.

Her husband, Phillip Spencer, 48, of the same address, pleaded guilty to supplying diamorphine, being concerned in supplying diamorphine, offering to supply diamorphine, possession with intent to supply diamorphine and possession of amphetamine, between March 25 and April 29.

He was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, 250 hours of unpaid work and supervision for 12 months.

Derrick Wellings, 26, of Barnsley Road, South Elmsall, pleaded guilty to possessing heroin, and possessing cocaine with intent to supply on April 29. He was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, 250 hours of unpaid work and supervision for 12 months

Hubert Kowalczyk, 28, of Kirkby Close, South Kirkby, pleaded guilty to supplying cannabis and producing cannabis on April 1 and June 15. He was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison, suspended for two years, and 150 hours of unpaid work.

Jonathan Wharam, 40, of Grove Mount, South Kirkby, pleaded guilty to four counts of supplying crack cocaine and three counts of supplying cocaine between March 4 and April 22.

He was sentenced to two years in prison.

Albert Jones, 33, of Minsthorpe Vale, South Elmsall, pleaded guilty to six counts of supplying diamorphine and six of being concerned with supplying diamorphine between March 24 and May 20.

He was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison, suspended for two years.

Nigel Cowell, 24, of Princess Avenue, South Elmsall, pleaded guilty to four counts of supplying diamorphine and one of offering to supply diamorphine from May 24 to May 27.

He was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years.

Jonathan Goodyear, 26, of Burton Street, South Elmsall, pleaded guilty to one count of supplying diamorphine on May 4 and was sentenced to six months in prison.

Judge James Spencer QC adjourned Cusworth, Hargreaves, Baxter, and Boughen’s cases while reports are prepared regarding drug rehabilitation.

The offenders were released on bail with various conditions of residence and drug intervention treatment.

Insp Jackie Turton, from the South Kirkby Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT), said: “Drug dealing causes great distress for our community. The sentencing for those charged with these offences is a message that this will not be tolerated in our communities.”