IT was a narrow escape for some Huddersfield drug dealers who were spared jail yesterday.
Teenager Jenson Williams, of Scott Vale in Deighton, pleaded guilty to 12 counts of supplying class A drugs including cocaine and heroin.
The 17-year-old was one of many dealers caught out by undercover police officers as part of Operation Greystoke – a huge undercover police sting targeting the drugs trade in Kirklees.
The court heard how following Williams’ arrest he was asked if he was a drug user himself.
He answered: “Are you mad? Do I look like a crack head?”
Then he told police officers he knew drugs ruined people’s lives.
Judge Jonathon Rose gave Williams a youth rehabilitation order for 12 months including a curfew from 8pm to 7am.
He told Williams he had given him a second chance after the teen had complied fully with a community order given to him for a related offence.
Judge Rose told him: “There will be many people who will think that you don’t deserve another chance but I do.
“You’ve got a yellow card, the next one is a red, do you understand?”
Sarah Jane Walker, of Felcote Avenue in Dalton pleaded guilty to one count of supplying cocaine.
The court heard how the 21-year-old had no criminal convictions before she was caught selling to an undercover police officer.
The tearful woman was given a 12-month sentence suspended for two years and ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work.
Dennis Heald, of Bradley Mill Lane, pleaded guilty to offering to supply cannabis and ecstasy to an undercover officer at the Market Tavern pub in Hillhouse.
The 23-year-old was given a two-year community order, ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work and was sent on a “Thinking Skills Program”.