More dealers pay price after drug swoops

Going in: flashback to police involved in Operation Irondale
Going in: flashback to police involved in Operation Irondale

MORE drug dealers have been sentenced as the fallout from an undercover police operation continues.

Operation Irondale saw police officers arresting drug dealers and criminals as part of a sweep across the whole of Calderdale.

Adil Idris, 23, of Mayfield Avenue, appeared alongside Talib Saddiq, 26, and Sikander Malik, 26, both of Lombard Street.

Bradord Crown Court heard how they worked as street dealers for Raja Hanif, who has already been convicted, selling cannabis and heroin.

They pleaded guilty to charges of possession with intent to supply and supplying or being concerned in the supply of class A and class B drugs.

During sentencing Idris began flexing his biceps and had to be restrained by dock officers after becoming aggressive as he was handed a 20-month sentence.

Malik was given an 18-month sentence while Saddiq was sentenced to nine months in prison although that was suspended for 12 months.

Richard Sunderland, 47, of Haugh Shaw Road, Halifax, pleaded guilty to seven counts of possessing and supplying cannabis.

He sold small quantities of cannabis to undercover officers and police found supplies of cannabis at his home.

He was given a nine- month sentence, suspended for two years.

A supervision order was attached and he will have to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work and be subject to a curfew for two months.

Matthew Greenwood, 18, Fairfield, Halifax, faced five charges of supplying class B drug cannabis.

Between August and September he sold around £50 worth of the drug to undercover police officers posing as drug users.

He will be subject to a supervision order for 12 months and will have to do 150 hours’ unpaid work in the community.