A Crosland Moor man has been jailed after he was caught with wraps of heroin and crack cocaine while on licence from a burglary sentence.
Philip Adams, prosecuting at Leeds Crown Court, said officers noticed 21-year-old Darcy White around 1am on March 15 when he suddenly ducked back into an alleyway on Balmoral Avenue as they approached in an unmarked vehicle.
They decided to stop the vehicle and went over to him saying they were going to search him. He said he had some cannabis but police then found two plastic bags in his left coat pocket.
One contained 12 wraps of crack cocaine weighing 1.1grammes while the other had 3.01 grammes of heroin in 21 wraps. A further 3.43 grammes of heroin was found in his other pocket and one small wrap of heroin was recovered when he was searched at the police station.
He claimed to have just found the drugs and told the officers: “I’m on licence, what will I get for the drugs?”
Adam Birkby, representing White, said he owed money to a dealer for cannabis when he was sentenced last year and had only been released a short time when his dealer came “looking for the debt.”
When he could not pay he was expected to carry the drugs instead and was therefore at the lower end of the chain.
Mr Birkby said: “His difficulty is when he returns to Huddersfield these people are always there. He recognises he must move away on his next release otherwise this cycle will continue.”
White, of Cromarty Drive, Crosland Moor admitted possessing crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply and was jailed for two years and six months.
Recorder Richard Wright QC told him: “Those who engage in retailing Class A drugs must expect significant sentences. You know for yourself what effect drugs can have.”