UPDATED: Gang from Calderdale and Huddersfield who conspired to supply drugs sentenced at Bradford Crown Court today

Steven Leon Campbell
Steven Leon Campbell

Four people from Calderdale and Huddersfield have been sentenced for conspiring to supply drugs.

Steven Leon Campbell, 38, of Longley Lane, Lowerhouses, Huddersfield was sentenced to seven years and two months in prison.

Scott Sunderland, 28, of Calder Grove in Mytholmroyd was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison suspended for two years and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service.

Harriet Sunderland, 26, of Tillotson Avenue, Sowerby Bridge was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison suspended for two years.Stephanie Harmon, 24, of Harpe Inge, , Dalton, Huddersfield was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison suspended for two years and ordered to complete 250 hours of community service.

All three had pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply drugs.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police’s crime division carried out raids at 27 properties across Calderdale and Kirklees in March.

Eight people, including Campbell, Harmon and Harriet Sunderland, were arrested.

Scott Sunderland was later arrested in September 2011 as the investigation progressed.

Bradford Crown Court heard how Campbell was the driving force behind this gang and had Harmon and Harriet Sunderland - his then partner - to sell the drugs on his behalf. Sunderland also brokered deals between her brother Scott and Campbell.

Detective Inspector Neil Hollis said: “We welcome these sentences passed and hope they serve as a warning to others who think they can live outside the law and bring misery to local communities by dealing drugs.

“It’s clear from the evidence that Campbell was the leader of this criminal enterprise despite presenting himself as a car dealer. He did buy and sell the odd car, however this was merely a front to legitimise his drug dealing activities.

“He used his then girlfriend Harriet Sunderland and also Harmon to store the drugs and broker deals for him in order to appear as a legitimate business man.

“Campbell is a negative role model and his prison sentence reflects the severity of his crimes and I hope will be some comfort to those people who have suffered at his hands.”

Police say confiscation proceedings are now underway in order to strip the four of their assets.

*For more on this story see tomorrow’s Courier.