Sheffield & South Yorkshire

PC Sarah Greaves given suspended sentence over drug charge

A former South Yorkshire police officer who admitted offering to supply cocaine has walked free from court.

PC Sarah Greaves, 29, from Doncaster, made offers to supply the drug in text messages last year, though no drugs were exchanged.

At Sheffield Crown Court, she was given a 12-month sentence, which was suspended for two years.

Her ex-boyfriend, Adam Dickinson, from Worksop, was jailed for 18 months after admitting two drugs offences.

Greaves was also ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

She resigned shortly before pleading guilty to the offence at Derby Crown Court in November.

'Betrayal of trust'

The court heard Greaves' involvement was uncovered when Dickinson was arrested as part of an investigation into drug dealing in Sheffield.

After his arrest police found text messages sent to him by Greaves that related to supplying cocaine to a friend of the officer.

One text read: "Have you got some spare 2g at home?"

A second said: "'Will you pick me two bags up for Vix?"

Andy Holt, Deputy Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, said: "Greaves was a former officer who betrayed the trust of the public and her hardworking colleagues.

"Her actions are totally at odds with the values of South Yorkshire Police; she is now a criminal."

Dickinson, 31, pleaded guilty to offering to supply a class A drug and conspiracy to supply a class B Drug.

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