A drug dealer has been jailed for four years after he was caught red-handed with 80 wraps of crack cocaine and heroin and almost £4,000 of criminal cash.

Connor Deans was stopped in a grey Seat Leon on Festival Avenue, Shipley, at 8pm on November 20 last year.

Deans, 25, of Raymond Street, West Bowling, Bradford, had £1,455 in the car with him, along with drugs worth £462. The police seized a further £2,355 in cash from his home.

He made no comment in interview and was released under investigation.


Prosecutor Andrew Horton told Bradford Crown Court yesterday that Deans had a previous conviction for supplying heroin.

He pleaded guilty to possession of crack cocaine and heroin with intent to supply, two offences of possession of criminal property and driving while disqualified.

The court heard that Deans was given a suspended sentence of eight weeks’ imprisonment in December for driving the Seat Leon while disqualified.

On June 4, he was caught at the wheel of a blue Toyota after the police saw him overtaking on the wrong side of the road at a junction on Sunbridge Road in Bradford shortly before midday.

He had two bags of cannabis with him and gave his brother’s name to the officers, Mr Horton said. Deans admitted careless driving, possession of cannabis, obstructing a police constable by giving him a false name, driving while disqualified and driving while uninsured, all in relation to that incident.

The court heard he had 10 previous convictions for 32 offences, including serving a custodial sentence for Class A drug dealing. Deans’ barrister, James Bourne-Arton, said he pleaded guilty to all the offences at the earliest opportunity.

Since being caught drug trafficking, he had become a father and that had altered his outlook on life.

Although he knew he would receive a significant prison sentence, he had obtained employment in an accounts department.

Mr Bourne-Arton said that Deans had been a street drug dealer with a relatively low position in the supply chain.

“He was not performing any managerial role, or any role other than being the man in the car supplying the drugs,” he told the court. Two letters handed to Judge Jonathan Rose spoke of Deans’ commitment to fatherhood and determination to change his life. Deans was jailed for four years for drug dealing and the suspended sentence was activated for two months to run consecutively.