Drugs PC snared by lover’s texts

A former police officer who offered to supply cocaine to a friend with the help of her Hodthorpe lover has been spared jail.

Sarah Greaves, who served as a police constable in Doncaster, sent texts arranging to pick up the class A drug from Adam Dickinson, Sheffield Crown Court heard on Monday.

Dickinson, 31, of Birch Road, Hodthorpe, was jailed for 18 months, while Greaves, 29, of Market Place, Epworth, was handed a 12 month suspended sentence.

Anthony Dunne, prosecuting, said they were in a ‘clandestine’ relationship. Greaves was still married and living with her husband.

The court heard they exchanged a number of texts in 2012. Greaves asked Dickinson for access to drugs on behalf of her friend, ‘Vix’.

They were arrested in February 2013 after Dickinson’s phone records were analysed during a separate drugs probe.

During questioning, Greaves said her texts were just a ruse to test if Dickinson would supply drugs to her.

Defending Dickinson, Gul Nawaz Hussain said: “He had entered into a relationship with his co-accused and he was eager to impress her.”

Kath Goddard, defending Greaves, said superiors called her a ‘talented young officer’.

Greaves admitted being concerned in an offer to supply cocaine. She was also given 200 hours of unpaid work.

Dickinson admitted being involved in making an offer to supply cocaine, and dealing MCAT separately.