Drugs crackdown netted 11 dealers

A FURTHER 11 people from the Hemsworth and South Elmsall area have been sentenced for drugs offences.

Friday, 3rd December 2010, 7:00 am

The dealers, who appeared in Leeds Crown Court last Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and this Monday, supplied drugs to test purchase officers during a major police operation earlier this year.

Craig Cowell, 28, of Holmsley Avenue, South Kirkby, pleaded guilty to two counts of supplying heroin on Monday, March 29, and Tuesday, March 30.

Grant Charlesworth, 32, also of Holmsley Avenue, South Kirkby, pleaded guilty to supplying heroin on Wednesday, March 31, Thursday, April 8 and Wednesday, May 19, two counts of being concerned with the supply of drugs and one count of supplying amphetamine.

Gavin Turner, 30, of Holgate Crescent, Hemsworth, pleaded guilty to four counts of supplying class A drugs between Thursday, February 25 and Tuesday, March 9, and one count of offering to supply class A drugs on Tuesday, April 6. The three were each sentenced to two years in prison.

Craig Wilcox, 35, of Burton Street, South Elmsall, pleaded guilty to one count of supplying class A drugs and one count of being concerned with the supply of class A drugs. He was sentenced to six months in prison.

Russell Kirkham, 35, of Moorfield Crescent, Hemsworth, was handed a nine-month supervision order with a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement for one count of supplying heroin.

Alan Jackson, 39, of Chantry Croft, Kinsley, pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying class A drugs to others between Thursday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 18. He was sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years, with a 12-month supervision requirement.

Peter Ford, 35, of Kinsley Street, Kinsley, pleaded guilty to five counts of supplying cannabis to test purchase officers between Wednesday, April 28, and Thursday, May 13, one count of offering to supply cocaine on Wednesday, May 19, two counts of offering to supply both cannabis and cocaine on Monday, May 24, and one count of being in possession of cannabis when he was arrested on June 17. He was sentenced to a 12-month supervision order with the requirement he attends a alcohol and substance-related offending programme. He must also carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within the community.

Mark Moreland, 34, of Smeaton Road, Upton, pleaded guilty to one count of supplying heroin on Thursday, April 29. He was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison, suspended for two years. He must complete a 12-month drug rehabilitation requirement.

Donna McDermott, 29, of Park Estate, South Kirkby, pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying heroin on Wednesday, February 24, Thursday, February 25, and Wednesday, March 3. She was sentenced to a nine-month supervision order with a six-month drug rehabilitation requirement.

Kerry Hopkins, 33, of Kinsley Street, Kinsley, pleaded guilty to nine counts of supplying diamorphine between March 12 and May 19, one count of offering to supply crack cocaine on April 27 and one count of being concerned with the supply of diamorphine.

She was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison, suspended for one year, with a 12-month supervision order and nine-month drug rehabilitation requirement.

Joanne Jackson, 26, of Beacon View, South Elmsall, pleaded guilty to one count of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs on Tuesday, May 25, one count of offering to supply and one count of supplying class A drugs. She was sentenced to nine-months, suspended for two years, with an 18-month supervision requirement and a three month curfew between the hours of 9pm and 7am.

Shane Middleton, 34, of Union Street, Hemsworth, pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying drugs between March 10 and March 18. His sentencing was adjourned until Friday, December 17.

Martin Grosvenor, 37, of Beacon View, South Elmsall, pleaded guilty to three counts of supplying heroin.

His case was adjourned for three weeks.