Undercover drug deals nail a mum

A 28-year-old Southowram mum charged with drug offences as part of Operation Irondale has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Lyndsey Dawson helped an undercover police officer buy various drugs over a six-week period last year.

A court heard one of the transactions took place in the presence of one of Dawson’s young children, something Judge John Potter told her was an appalling thing for her to do.

Dawson, of New Street, Southowram, admitted various offences relating to being concerned in the supply of drugs, supplying drugs and offering to supply drugs.

Bradford Crown Court heard Dawson helped the test purchase officer buy diazepam and temazepam, as well as cocaine.

Judge Potter warned Dawson that people normally went to prison even for one offence of dealing in Class A drugs. But he said that would not be her fate.

He said Dawson had not made any financial gain from what she had done and she was currently attending a group having a positive influence on her life.

“You’ve thrown away your good character by behaving as you did towards that undercover officer,” he told her.

Dawson’s 11-month prison sentence will be suspended for two years.

She will have to observe an electronically-monitored curfew each night for the next three months.

She will also be subject to supervision for two years and must do 250 hours’ unpaid work.