Mum-of-two spared jail despite being involved in the supply of three different drugs

Mum-of-two Tiffany Barrett has been spared jail despite being involved in the supply of three different drugs.

The 27-year-old allowed her dealer Lewis Gayle to store cocaine at her Staffordshire Moorlands home and sell it from there.

In return she received cannabis at a discounted rate which she sold to a small group of users. She also received requests for monkey dust which she passed on to Gayle.

Now Barrett has been handed a suspended jail sentence at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court.

Prosecutor Antony Longworth said police detained Gayle in Cheadle on July 28. Officers searched the defendant’s home in Kingsley Holt and found 5.93 grams of cocaine, 80 grams of cannabis and 4.85 grams of monkey dust.

Mr Longworth said: “The defendant’s phone was analysed and there were a number of texts from people asking about the purchase of cannabis and monkey dust.

“The prosecution accept that the defendant was allowing her house to be used but was not actively dealing cocaine. She accepts she was actively engaged in the sale of monkey dust by passing on messages to Gayle to allow him to deal in it.”

Barrett, of Sidney Drive, Kingsley Holt, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply; possession of cannabis with intent to supply; and possession of monkey dust with intent to supply.

Stuart Muldoon, mitigating, said the defendant is the primary carer of her children and is no longer smoking cannabis.

He said: “She was holding drugs for her dealer. She was offered the opportunity to improve her position. Stupidly and foolishly she took that opportunity. For a period of time she was allowing this activity to take place from her address. She sold cannabis to a small number of people she knew were cannabis users.

“She did not realise the seriousness of what she was getting into. She is adamant she won’t be appearing before any court again.”

Recorder Timothy Walker sentenced Barrett to nine months in prison, suspended for two years, with an accredited programme requirement, a rehabilitation activity requirement for 10 days and 180 hours unpaid work.

The judge said: “You were the custodian. You kept class A drugs knowing he intended to supply them on to others.”

Gayle, aged 29, of Henderson Grove, Meir, was jailed in September for three years and one month after pleading guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply; possession of cannabis with intent to supply; acquiring criminal property; having a lock knife in public; driving while disqualified; and driving without insurance.

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  1. Geoff wright 06 Mar 17 at 10:05 pm

    Scumbag

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