Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Doncaster PC Sarah Greaves admits drugs offence

A police officer has pleaded guilty to offering to supply cocaine.

Derby Crown Court heard PC Sarah Greaves, from Doncaster, made offers to supply the drug in text messages last year, but no drugs were exchanged. The 29-year-old resigned from South Yorkshire Police on Wednesday.

Adam Dickinson, 31, from Worksop, also admitted a charge of making an offer to supply a class A drug.

They were granted bail and will be sentenced at a later date.

The court heard the charges were brought following a "lengthy and very complex investigation" by South Yorkshire Police into drug dealing.

Judge John Burgess warned Greaves and Dickinson that when they are sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court a custodial sentence was likely.

Speaking after the hearing, Chief Constable of South Yorkshire, David Crompton said Greaves had "brought shame" upon herself, her colleagues and the police service.

"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," he said.

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