Drugs case, Doncaster PC faces jail

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A Doncaster police officer who “has brought shame on the police” has been warned she is likely to go jail after she was convicted of offering to supply cocaine.

Pc Sarah Greaves, who served with South Yorkshire Police, pleaded guilty to a charge of making an offer to supply the class A drug, during a hearing at Derby Crown Court.

The 29-year-old officer has already been suspended from the force where she worked. Police bosses said yesterday she offered her resignation, which was accepted by chief constable David Crompton.

Mr Crompton said: “Greaves has brought shame upon herself, her colleagues and the police service through her criminal behaviour and will now be subject to punishment.

“Whilst Greaves’ former colleagues continue to act with the upmost integrity, dedication and professionalism, this case serves to demonstrate that no-one, including those employed as police officers, is above the law.”

The court had earlier in the day heard she made offers to supply the cocaine in text messages last year - but no drugs were ever exchanged.

Greaves, wearing a black suit and pale green blouse, appeared tearful as she stood alongside co-accused Adam Dickinson in the dock.

Dickinson, aged 31, from Worksop, Nottinghamshire, also pleaded guilty to a charge of making an offer to supply a class A drug, namely cocaine.

The court heard the charges were brought following a “lengthy and very complex investigation” by South Yorkshire Police into drug-dealing activity in South Yorkshire.

Katherine Goddard, defending Greaves, said: “Text messages were exchanged but no drugs were in fact provided. The third party was interviewed by police. She had never received any drugs and was never charged with any offences.”

Judge John Burgess adjourned sentencing for reports.

He said the pair would be sentenced at a future hearing at Sheffield Crown Court. The date for that hearing is yet to be determined.

Granting the pair unconditional bail, Mr Burgess told them: “A custodial sentence is a likely disposal.

“I am granting you bail. You should read nothing into that.”