Women jailed for dealing drugs

TWO women have been jailed after being caught supplying drugs to an undercover policeman.

TWO women have been jailed after being caught supplying drugs to an undercover policeman.

Leonie Haynes, 23, of Kings Way, Ipswich was jailed for two years after admitting supplying heroin and being concerned in the supply of heroin and in a separate case Teresa Dale, 40, of Dalton Road, Ipswich was jailed for three years after admitting supplying heroin.

Both women were among a number of people caught by police during Operation Towpath which was launched to crack down on the sale of hard drugs in Ipswich town centre.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that undercover officers carried out test purchases of drugs between February and May in a bid to catch culprits.

On February 13 Dale had spoken to an undercover officer in Ipswich town centre and after learning that he was “looking to score” drugs she had taken him back to her flat and sold him a �20 wrap of heroin.

Naomi Turner, prosecuting, said that on February 19 an undercover officer met a number of people in Ipswich town centre including Haynes.

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The officer said he wanted to score drugs and she made a telephone call on his behalf using his phone.

She asked for �20 from the officer and had gone off to meet the dealer.

She had returned with a wrap of heroin and asked the officer for �2 so that she could buy a beer.

On April 22 Haynes was asked by an acquaintance to get drugs for the undercover officer and she had supplied him with a wrap of heroin.

Roger Thomson for Dale said she had become involved in street drug dealing to fund her own drug habit.

He said she was tired of the life she had been leading and wanted to get clean of drugs.

The court heard that Haynes was a trained beautician and was expecting a baby next spring.