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Dopey dealer texts cops

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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DOPEY drug dealer Lee Streeter sent text messages to the police offering to sell them cannabis, a court heard.

The pusher was on bail after being caught with a stash of the drug and the officer who arrested him exchanged mobile phone numbers.

A month later Pc Daniel Hughes got two text messages from Streeter saying: Safe - got bone dry cheese if u need - dealer slang for selling cannabis, Stafford crown court heard.

The defendant was arrested again and he said: "I accidentally sent it to everyone in my address book."

Judge John Maxwell jailed Streeter for 16 months and told him: "You were caught for this crime, granted bail and then you did it again - you were offering drugs and you stupidly offered drugs to police officers by sending text messages to the wrong numbers."

Streeter,29, of Friar Street, Stafford admitted possessing drugs with intent to supply on 17 June this year and a separate offence of offering to supply cannabis.

Rhiannon Jones, prosecuting, said Streeter was arrested on 17 June when he crashed his motorbike in Queensway, Stafford.

Despite suffering quite serious head injuries, he tried to run off, pursued by paramedics, who caught up with him as he collapsed.

Police were called and helped to restrain Streeter and officers found he had a bag containing cannabis with a street value of £180.

He confessed he had been dealing to a circle of 15 customers for a period of two months to raise money to fund his own cannabis habit.

Before releasing him on bail, Pc Hughes exchanged mobile phone numbers with Streeter. On 24 July the officer received two text messages from the defendant.

"Fortunately from the Crowns point of view he sent text messages to the police resulting in his being found out," said Miss Jones.

Mark Nicholls, defending, said Streeter was under pressure from his supplier to pay for the cannabis he had.

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  • Staf Newsletter  |  December 01 2012, 12:05PM

    hahaha, what a fool, i get these texts all the time, was wondering when they would get sent to the wrong person.