term for drug dealer
Slipping back into his bad old habits proved costly for Garry
He started taking drugs again and then dealing in them. But what
he did didn't realise was that some of the people asking him to get
drugs were undercover cops.
Officers from Hertfordshire Constabulary had mounted a secret
operation in Bishop's Stortford to target the supply of class A
drugs in the town.
Ellis, 27, was part of the drug supply scene in the town when
the operation got going in 2014 and soon came to the attention of
He would meet them thinking he was handing over crack cocaine or
heroine to just another unfortunate user, little realising that he
was being recorded and videoed in an evidence gathering
Between the summer and autumn of last year Ellis of Primrose
field, Harlow in Essex was involved in supplying drugs to the
undercover cops. The officers were posing as users to establish who
was involved in the supply of drugs in the town.
Ellis , who was able to come up with bags and wraps of crack
cocaine and heroin soon revealed himself to be someone who had
links to a chain of supply. Although not at the top of the chain,
St Albans crown court heard today his role was a significant
He pleaded guilty to two charge of supplying Class A drugs and
two charges of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug. The
court was told he had two previous convictions for dealing in
Will Noble defending said having steered clear of drugs over the
last few years, Ellis had slipped back into bad habits. But he said
things then took a turn for the worse when he resorted to dealing
to fund his own use.
Judge Andrew Bright QC jailed Ellis for a total of five years
and 220 days.
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